A 10-year-old boy died after he was hit by a vehicle at about 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Miles Township Fire Company Chief Eric Miller.
The boy was walking home from a nearby Amish school with his siblings in the 4400 block of Brush Valley Road and was hit by a car traveling westbound, Miller said. The boy, according to state police at Rockview, walked into the roadway, and the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle attempted to avoid him. The vehicle’s driver’s side headlight area hit the boy.
Centre County dispatchers said the boy was not breathing upon arrival, and Miller confirmed that the boy died at the scene.
Miles Township Fire Company and state police responded to the scene and traffic was diverted while troopers investigated the accident.
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No one in the vehicle was injured.
The boy’s family, who lives on a farm near the school, was notified moments after the accident, according to Miller.