Boy, 8, Struck and Killed While Riding Skateboard in Largo
The boy was sitting on top of the skateboard and pushed himself down the driveway into the street, where he was run over Sunday afternoon, Largo Police said.
Update, 11:19 a.m.: Authorities have identified the boy as Elijah Ryan Crayton, 8.
An 8-year-old boy was run over as he was riding a skateboard Sunday afternoon in Largo and later died from his injuries, authorities said.
According to Largo Police, the boy was sitting on top of the skateboard and pushing himself down a driveway in the 1100 block of Parkview Lane around 1:52 p.m. Sunday. As he entered the street he was struck and run over by a 2001 Buick sedan as it tried to stop, according to Sgt. George Edmiston, Traffic Homicide Unit supervisor.
The boy was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, Edmiston said. His identity has not been released by authorities.
The case is under investigation. No charges were immediately filed against the Buick's driver, 36-year-old Sarah Doyle, of Largo.
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