Family in Mourning After Boy Killed by Trailer
Family and friends left a memorial at the crash site where 12-year-old Edward Hill died after he was ran over by a trailer.
Hill was walking his bike down Elk Crest Drive and Bond Road in Elk Grove before noon Sunday.
A truck hauling a trailer was stopped in traffic at the intersection. The truck slowly began moving forward when Hill somehow managed to get run over by the fifth wheel.
He was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Hill’s family gathered at the site where it happened singing songs and saying prayers. His mother described what she would do if she could see her son once again.
“That I wish I could touch him see him,” said Diane Hill. “It is nobody’s fault I don’t think.”
“I’m never going to see my brother again,” said Hill’s brother Alex Graham.
Police say a 10-year-old boy was with Hill and witnessed the entire incident. The gruesome scene was traumatizing for him, police note.
Although there were several witnesses, police are getting conflicting reports as to how the boy got between the truck and trailer before being run over.
One area resident overheard the 10-year-old tell police that Hill was trying to beat traffic and entered the street when he was not supposed to.
No charges were filed against the driver of the truck, with police believing it was an accident.