LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A six-year-old boy died after being hit by a car on his bicycle in Shively around 7 p.m. on Thursday. The crash happened about a block from the intersection of Cane Run Road and Farnsley Drive just south of 264.

In the effort to save his life, police closed off streets and gave the ambulance carrying the little boy an escort to Norton Children's hospital where he later died.

The boy’s family says he was riding his bike with another family member when he was hit. Police are still investigating what lead up to the collision.

The family says the boy was about to start first grade at Crums Lane Elementary. They say he was full of life and was out enjoying a bike ride during the final week of summer vacation.