7-Year-Old Hit, Killed by Truck Identified

11:18 AM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
  • Joshua Brown (image provided by family)
  • Barnhamville Road in Columbia (image credit Chris Brathwaite/WLTX)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The Richland County coroner has identified the boy who died after being hit by a truck near Watkins-Nance Elementary School. The coroner says 7-year-old Joshua Brown was hit by the truck after he ran into the road. 

Columbia Police say the accident happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Jaggers Plaza and Barnhamville Road. Charges have not been filed in the accident.

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A school crossing guard was working nearby on the other side of Barnhamville Road when the accident happened. That crossing guard tells police that the truck was not speeding, the driver put on the brakes, but the boy had already been hit by the vehicle.

Richland One officials say they plan to have guidance counselors, psychologists and social workers at Watkins-Nance Elementary to provide counseling to students who may need assistance.

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