CUPERTINO (KCBS) — Cupertino’s Monta Vista High School was in mourning over the death of the sophomore who has not yet been officially identified. Meanwhile, new details emerged about Monday’s tragic accident in which a 15-year old boy was killed after being struck by a big rig while on his way to school.

The teen was struck as he was riding west on McClellan Road near Bubb Road shortly after 8 a.m., Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup, of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, told KCBS.

Related: Teen Bicyclist Fatally Struck By Big Rig In Cupertino

Stenderup, said that an investigation is underway and that they are speaking with people who saw the accident unfold, near

“We have several witnesses, not only in vehicles but we also have some pedestrians and obviously it’s a pretty busy intersection…there is a 7-11 twenty yards from the where the accident occurred,” he said. “Right now we are trying to interview them to make sure the statements we get from them are consistent to what the driver says and try to determine exactly what happened.”

The big-rig driver, who works for Moonlight Express—a company that operates in Tracy, is being interviewed by the Sheriff’s Office but, so far, has not been cited.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Stenderup, the big-rig’s driver did not realize he had hit the bicyclist at first, but stopped a short time.

Meanwhile Monta Vista High School will have counselors available for those who are grieving, as soon the name of the student is released.

So far this school year, there have been six bicycle accidents involving students from the high school but this incidnet is the first fatally.

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