Vehicle hits, kills 6-year-old checking mailbox
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state troopers say a 6-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle after crossing a road to check his grandparents’ mailbox.
The State Highway Patrol says the boy was on his way back to his grandparents’ home when he was hit Tuesday afternoon along state Route 28 in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH’-ee), roughly 40 miles south of Columbus.
Troopers say bystanders tried to resuscitate the boy, who was taken to a hospital and died. The patrol identified him as Brandon Dyer of Chillicothe.
The patrol says the vehicle that struck the boy was driven by a 63-year-old Chillicothe woman. It released no other details about the crash.
The agency says the crash remains under investigation.