A boy died after he was hit by an SUV in Palatka on Friday morning.
Palatka Fire Rescue said the child, identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as 4-year-old Tripp Hudson, was flown to UF Health Jacksonville after being hit on State Road 20 near Silver Lake Road.
FHP said the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Family tells Action News Jax that the boy left his house and ran after his dad, who was walking to the store.
Family tells me "Trip" left this house and ran after his adopted Dad, who was walking to the store. He didn't see oncoming traffic. pic.twitter.com/vClUkgJRay— Erica Bennett (@EricaANjax) October 6, 2017
Here's a picture of "Tripp", the boy who was hit this morning. He was airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville, but per family, he's since died. pic.twitter.com/SZgWETO1Om— Erica Bennett (@EricaANjax) October 6, 2017
FHP said a 1998 GMC Jimmy driven by a 33-year-old Interlachen woman was traveling east on State Road 20.
FHP said the boy entered the road from the south shoulder of State Road 20. The driver braked to avoid hitting the boy.
The boy didn't see oncoming traffic and was hit, family said. The boy died at the hospital.
FHP is investigating.
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Awful morning in Palatka. A 5 year-old boy was struck and killed right here on SR 20 near Silver Lake Road. I'm on scene gathering deets. pic.twitter.com/aik1wvCxhZ— Erica Bennett (@EricaANjax) October 6, 2017
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