13-Year-Old Boy Hit and Killed on the Same Stretch of Road Where his Mother Died 6 Months Earlier
FLORIDA – According to an online news report at oxygen.com, a 13-year-old boy died after being hit and killed on the same stretch of highway where his mother died just six months earlier.*
The boy, as well as his friends and relatives, were walking together on Highway 90 after returning from an evening of night fishing. The boy was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck as he was walking on the shoulder of the roadway. For reasons unknown, the male driver of the pickup truck was heading southbound and drifted onto the shoulder, causing him to hit a cluster of people, including the 13-year-old boy. This accident occurred just a mile and a half away from where the boy’s mother was struck and killed while on her bicycle in the shoulder of the roadway.
After being struck, the boy was transported to a local hospital where he later died, per the Florida Highway Patrol.
“All three pedestrians were on the west shoulder,” according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol. “[The truck] exited off the paved portion of the roadway and onto the outside shoulder. Subsequently, [it] collided with all three pedestrians.” Following the collision, the driver did not stop to see what he hit. As a result of the collision, a friend of the boy’s family was also hit and killed. A cousin survived the accident but is listed as in critical condition. Another cousin who was walking in the group was unharmed, per the police report.
The day after the collision, the police received a phone call from the male individual who is believed to have caused the accident. The man, aged 45, indicated to police that he thought he hit a deer. He admitted to not stopping following the crash, per authorities. Law enforcement impounded the man’s vehicle, which is a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. It matched the description of the vehicle that was implicated in the accident. Upon inspection, the vehicle sustained damage that was consistent with the accident. The vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, is “no longer drivable.”
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