A car accident in Newberry has left an 11-year-old boy dead. The tragic chain of events began when the car he was a passenger in hit the guardrail. His mother was driving the vehicle.
Shortly after coming to rest, their vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The mother, in an attempt to get her children to safety, got her children and started for the side of the road, when a pickup truck struck the 11-year-old child, knocking him into the median.
A 18-wheel truck then approached the accident scene and with nowhere to go took the median to avoid the cars. It is unclear at this time if the truck struck the child or not as it entered the median.
While the accident was being investigated, a police car was hit by another vehicle. The driver of that car is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The police officer that was standing outside of the car was not injured.
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