HURRICANE – Police have released the name of a 14-year-old boy who was killed after being hit by a truck Wednesday night in Hurricane.
The boy has been identified as Gavin Pryor, a Hurricane City resident who attended Hurricane Middle School.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out (to) the families and friends of those who were involved and knew Gavin,” the Hurricane Police Department said in a press statement issued Thursday afternoon.
Counseling is being offered at the Hurricane High School Counseling Office Friday from 8-10 a.m. for those affected by the tragedy.
“The school wants to assure that they will continue to offer support for students and staff as long as the need exists,” the statement said.
Pryor was walking with three of his friends shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday on 700 West on the east side of the roadway when a Toyota Tacoma truck traveling north on 700 West, driven by a 26-year-old man, drifted to the side of the road where the four juveniles were walking.
Three of the juveniles were able to get out of the way of the Toyota tuck, but Pryor was not. He was struck by the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Those interested in the counseling services being provided by Hurricane High School should call the counseling center at 435-635-3280 ext. 3079.
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