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Police: Car Hits Cart Carrying Brother and Sister, 7 Year Old Killed

TROY — Police in Bradford County said a 7-year-old boy is dead after he and his sister were dragged under a vehicle Wednesday night.

Authorities said it happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Route 6 and Porter Road.

Troy police say a father was riding his bike on Route 6 and his two kids — a little boy and 6-year-old girl — were riding in a bike cart behind him.

The three were struck by a pickup truck.

“Very tragic. We’ve had too many lately. It’s very sad,” said Troy resident Doug Phillips.

The little boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The father and his 6-year-old daughter are expected to be OK.

Troy police say that father and his two children were traveling on a side walk when a pickup truck made a right onto Porter and hit them. Then that truck dragged the bike cart several feet down the road.

Witnesses say the truck belongs to Tetra Gas Company. That pickup is now at Junior’s Towing in East Troy

Doug Phillips lives on Elmira Street and says he’s seen the family of three ride down his block a few times.

“Just riding the bike down through. He has the two kids with him, in the back,” Phillips recalled.

The Troy Area School District tells Newswatch 16 that it has grief counselors on hand at the W.R. Croman Primary School for classmates of the two children.

“School just started last week. It’s got to be tough for the kids around school here,” Phillips added.

Troy police continue to investigate. No charges have been filed.


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