CEDAR CITY — A 9-year-old boy died after being struck by a vehicle late Thursday night in Cedar City.
Cedar City Police Lt. Jimmy Roden told Cedar City News that dispatchers received a call at 9:50 p.m. reporting an auto-pedestrian collision near 245 S. Westview Drive, west of town near Ladybug Nursery.
“There was a juvenile who has been killed as a result of that accident,” Roden said as he and other police officers were leaving the scene just after 11 p.m.
According to a press release sent out Friday morning, a minor was driving a vehicle up the long gravel driveway when the 9-year-old boy attempted to enter the moving vehicle. The boy was caught under the vehicle and run over. Family members, law enforcement and EMTs all attempted CPR but were unable to resuscitate the boy. The identity of the child is not being released at this time.
In addition to multiple Cedar City Police officers, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper responded, along with two Gold Cross Ambulance crews.
This report is based on information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
Updated Sept. 17, 10:15 a.m. with additional details from press release.
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