Cullman PD: 6-year-old hit and killed while riding his bike

Cullman PD: 6-year-old hit and killed while riding his bike

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Jeremiah Harville. Source: WAFF Jeremiah Harville. Source: WAFF
Jeremiah Harville. Source: WAFF Jeremiah Harville. Source: WAFF
CULLMAN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Cullman Police confirm to FOX6 News that a 6-year-old boy was hit and killed Thursday evening while riding his bicycle.

Investigators said Jeremiah Harville was struck and killed by a 2005 Dodge Durango at 5:15 p.m. May 9 in the Carol Acres subdivision. Multiple witnesses told authorities the boy rode his bicycle out of a driveway and in front of the SUV.

The boy was taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

Assistant Chief Craig Green says the accident seemed to be a perfect storm because the boy did not see the car and the driver could not stop in time.

The driver of the vehicle was very distraught. Investigators said there wasn't anything she could have done to prevent the accident. The incident is being treated as a traffic accident and Chief Green doesn't expect charges to be filed.

The child's grandfather is a funeral director and will take care of the arrangements.

The principal at Jeremiah's school said they are taking appropriate measures with the first graders on Friday.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved. WAFF contributed to this report.

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