Boy, 16, struck and killed by car in Hanford

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The California Highway Patrol is looking into the death of a teenager in Hanford. (KFSN)

The California Highway Patrol is looking into the death of a teenager in Hanford. The CHP says a 16-year-old boy was hit and killed by a Toyota Camry Friday night.

Friends have identified the teen as Nolan Eggert. His brother paid tribute to Eggert on Saturday by posting a picture on his Instagram page.

Eggert was reportedly on his bicycle near the intersection of School Street and 14th Avenue in Hanford, when he was hit by the car at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. The CHP said the driver of the Camry stopped and is cooperating with investigators.

Friends say Eggert was loved by everyone who knew him. "He was a very loving, happy person. There wasn't a time where he couldn't make you smile or laugh, even on your worst day. He was very loved by the community," said Shelby Martin.

Eggert was a sophomore at Sierra Pacific High School in Hanford. Friends said he was on the water polo team.

A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night at Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School in Hanford. A separate vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Sierra Pacific High School's amphitheater area. The public is invited to attend.
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