A 7-year-old boy was once hit and killed by means of a van whilst strolling at the sidewalk along with his father in Palmetto on Wednesday night time, the Palmetto Police Division mentioned Thursday.
They have been strolling on 4th Boulevard West and eighth Street West at about 6:45 p.m. when the driving force of a Ford van touring south on eighth Street West drove onto the sidewalk, hitting him, police mentioned in a information free up..
Witnesses informed police the daddy attempted to push the boy out of the way in which.
The 7-year-old was once rushed to Tampa Common Health center by the use of air ambulance, however later died from his accidents, the discharge mentioned.
The driving force of the van was once 35-year-old Aaron Naylor from Parrish, police mentioned.
He was once transported to a Memorial Health center and handled for minor accidents.
After an investigation, Palmetto police arrested Naylor on DWI Manslaughter and a number of other drug fees.
Naylor is booked within the Manatee County prison with a $500,000 bond.
The crash investigation is ongoing, Palmetto police mentioned.