13-year-old De Soto teen killed after riding bike into trailer

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Published: Jun. 4, 2022 at 1:17 PM CDT
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ks. (KCTV) - A De Soto teenager was killed on Friday after an accident involving a truck.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the teen was riding her bike on Wea Street. She wasn’t able to stop her bike and collided with a trailer being pulled by a truck on Lexington Avenue. She died from her injuries.

Authorities say the collision was an accident and the driver of the truck is cooperating with the investigation. They don’t believe any foul play was involved.

On Monday, the De Soto school district shared the name of the victim with permission from her family.

The district identified the teen as Jaslene Galindo, who was a student at Lexington Trails Middle School.

On Monday, friends and students gathered at the school to mourn Galindo and hold a vigil in her honor. The school said they wanted to provide a safe space for students to gather and process this news. Counselors were available as well for the students.