Update: FHP released a correction on the boys age. Myquarios Kelly is 15-years-old and was heading to Palmetto High School.
The boy was trying to cross US 41 and was hit by 64-year-old Tampa man, who was driving in a Lexus, according to FHP. Kelly then died at the scene.
Southbound lanes are expected to be closed for a few hours.
MANATEE Co., Fla. (WWSB) -- The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a vehicle crash that killed a 9-year-old boy early on Thursday.
At US 41 and 23rd Street East, the child was struck and pronounced deceased.
It is unknown if the child was crossing the street or on the sidewalk.
The investigation is ongoing, additional details will be provided once the scene investigation is complete.