Update: Child Hit, Killed by Tractor Trailer Identified

3:27 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |    comments
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Newberry County, (WLTX) - Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a tractor trailer and 9-year-old boy.

The incident happened at approximately 6:35 Monday evening on Church Street near Whitmire.

Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton identified the boy as Bennett Dalton.

Troopers say the Dalton was riding his bike out of a driveway and onto Church Street when he was hit by a tractor trailer. Newton says Dalton was airlifted to Palmetto Heath Richland for treatment, and died just after 9 p.m.

This incident is currently under investigation.

The family has set up a fund to assist with the funeral costs of the child. It is at the First Citizens Bank of Whitmire under the "Michael Thomas for Bennett Dalton" name.

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