11-year-old boy dies after being struck by car at Montclair intersection

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
11-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Montclair
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Friends gathered near an impromptu memorial for an 11-year-old boy who died Thursday after being struck by a vehicle in Montclair.

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (KABC) -- An 11-year-old boy died Thursday morning after being struck by a vehicle at an intersection in Montclair.

The crash happened at 7:56 a.m. near San Bernardino Street and Vernon Avenue right after the child was dropped off at school. He walked around the family vehicle, and was walking in the crosswalk when a pickup truck struck him.

Authorities said the child suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.

Police say there is no indication of drugs or alcohol or cell phone use by the driver and the collision at this time appears to just be a tragic accident.

The superintendent for the Ontario-Montclair School District issued a statement regarding the student's death. He was a seventh-grader at Vernon Middle School.

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire OMSD community, our condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of our student," the statement said, in part.

Counseling and bereavement services will be offered to the student's family, students and staff, the superintendent said.

Anyone with more information is urged to call the Montclair Police Department at (909) 621-4771.