Delivery Truck Driver Backs Over, Kills 7-Year-Old Boy Waiting For School Bus
Franklin Township, Pennsylvania – A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a delivery truck driver Thursday morning while standing at his bus stop according to PA state police.
State police Trooper David McGarvey said the truck driver backed over the boy around 7 a.m. Thursday on Huntingdon Furnace Road in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County. The boy, whose identity has not yet been released, was discovered dead by an area school bus driver.
Police say the truck driver told them he did not see the boy as he was backing out. The driver had just made a delivery to a home-based business run out of the home where the child lives.
The truck was processed by police for forensics and towed. An autopsy will be performed on the child today as investigators determine whether charges will be filed against the driver.
Transportation Nation Network will update you on this story once new information becomes available.
Updated news release for the death investigation yesterday in Huntingdon County. pic.twitter.com/EH8zabxflb
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