Family Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Trucker Who Hit Boy in Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL. – According to an online news story reported at wftv.com, the family of a 10-year-old boy is offering a $5,000 reward for information that might lead to the trucker who hit and killed the boy in Orlando, Florida. The accident occurred earlier in 2019, and authorities have still not been able to locate the missing driver.*
Several months ago, a 10-year-old boy from Orlando was riding his bicycle through the intersection of East Wetherbee Road and Landstar Boulevard. The boy was reportedly on his way home from school at Wetherbee Elementary, when a tractor-trailer ran into him. WFTV reports that the boy was tragically killed in the accident.
Since that day, authorities have been looking for the truck driver, who reportedly did not remain at the scene. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers noted at the time that the driver might not have realized what happened. Troopers have reportedly tracked down more than 200 tractor-trailers matching the description and interviewed drivers but have not located the driver involved in the accident.
Authorities are still working to find the trucker and identify the trucking carrier he or she worked for at the time. The family is taking an active part in the search and has offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who is able to provide investigators with information that leads to the driver. The family said the reward money had been donated from several people who wanted to remain anonymous.
People with possible information can contact a tip hotline created by counsel for the family by dialing (407) 420-6699.
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