A 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a vehicle along a Montgomery County highway.

Officials say Dennis Kee of Hatfield was pronounced dead early this morning at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest Campus.

The coroner has ruled the death accidental.

Officials say the accident happened around 11:30 last night on Route 309 and Sterling Drive in Hatfield Township.

According to the preliminary investigation, Kee was walking with four friends prior to the crash. Officials say the driver of the vehicle was located in a nearby parking lot.

Police have not released the driver's name.

The investigation is continuing.