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Truck strikes, kills child in Point Pleasant

By Staff reports

Point Pleasant, W.Va. -- A 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Mason County Sunday afternoon, police say.

The boy, whose name has not been released pending the notification of his family, ran into Sandhill Road near Point Pleasant around 1:30 p.m. when James Richardson, of Point Pleasant, struck the child with his pickup truck, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Department.

The boy was treated at the scene and taken to Pleasant Valley Hospital, where he died.

The Mason County Sheriff's Department is investigating the crash.


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