Truckers to salute toddler hit by tanker on highway

October 19, 2018 GMT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Drivers of dump trucks, motorcycles, busses and cars hope their planned convoy will bring joy to a two-year-old boy hit by a tanker truck on the highway.

The organizers of the convoy hope as many as 500 pickup trucks and other vehicles will participate on Oct. 27. Participant Troy Gamrat posted on Facebook that he doesn’t want the boy growing up afraid of big trucks.

The toddler is recovering at a Bangor hospital from injuries he received Oct. 4.

Maine State Police said a woman who was standing outside of her parked vehicle on Interstate 95 was killed and her toddler son critically injured when a tractor-trailer struck them.

Maine State Police investigating the crash have said it was a suicide.