UPDATE: Boy hit by car in Belpre dies at hospital

Published: Mar. 9, 2020 at 8:59 AM EDT
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UPDATE: 3/11/20 9:30 A.M.

Authorities confirmed Wednesday morning that a 6-year-old Belpre boy hit by a vehicle on Sunday died Tuesday at a Morgantown hospital.

Belpre Police and the Belpre Fire Squad Team responded to the 800 block of Campus Drive just before noon, where the boy had been hit by a maroon 2007 Jeep Cherokee Laredo.

Belpre Police said the boy was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center and then flown by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with broken legs and a head injury.

“As of yesterday, he passed away," Belpre Police Sgt. Joseph Kirby said early Wednesday. "Right now, I’m not going to release the boy’s name. I want to speak with the family, so I don’t feel right giving the boy’s name right now.

Police said they do not anticipate any criminal charges against the driver.

UPDATE: 3/9/2020

Authorities are investigating an incident that sent a Belpre child to the hospital.

Just before noon on Sunday morning, Belpre Police Chief Terry Williams says that a 6 year boy was struck by a car that was traveling east on Campus Drive. The child was said to be playing in front of his home when he ran into the street.

A business owner on Campus Drive heard the accident take place.

“Kinda hears a little tire screeching and a bang and I went ahead and went into the shop. As I was opening the garage door, I saw one of the officers come by and I walked down that way. The officer, they actually stop in here all the time, and he asked me if I could help direct traffic and not let anyone through unless it was medical personnel, fire, EMS” explained David Pryor.

Chief Williams says the boy was flown by helicopter to Morgantown with head trauma and both of his legs broken. Law enforcement has not been updated on the child’s condition.

Police stressed that the incident is still under investigation but say that, as of this time, no charges have been filed.

Belpre Police and the Belpre Fire squad team responded to the scene.

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