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A boy who died from injuries he sustained when he was thrown from the back of a pickup truck in Jurupa Valley was identified by a relative as 14-year-old Andrew Botello, according to news reports Sunday.

The incident was reported at 10:37 p.m. Thursday in the 7700 block of Lakeside Drive, Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department said. It was there sheriff’s deputies found the boy lying in the roadway.

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The Jurupa Valley boy was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Sgt. Raemie Wood said.

An investigation revealed the boy had been thrown from the back of a moving pickup truck due to reckless driving, Wood said.

Deputies found the suspect — identified as Layn Meyer, 22, of Jurupa Valley — at his residence in the 4000 block of Scholes Avenue and arrested him Friday afternoon on suspicion of murder, Wood said.

Meyer is being held on $1 million bail, online inmate records show.

–City News Service

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