CANTON -- Groups of children left the Canton Mennonite Church after saying farewell to a boy who had just started second grade.
Haydin Riggins lost his life after police said a pickup truck struck the cart he and his sister were riding in Wednesday evening.
The cart was attached to a bicycle being pedaled by his father on Route 6 in Troy.
The driver told police he didn't see the bike and trailer due to glare from the sun. Thursday evening an investigator was back on the scene taking photos, to determine what role visibility played in the crash.
The service Saturday morning drew relatives from other states and even people from the community who never knew the boy.
One man waited near the church to give the family money to help with the boy's burial.
Mark Elmstrom said, "I am so sorry for their loss. It's a shame. I know what they are going through."
After mourners left a funeral luncheon, families who live near the church reflected on the loss.
Danielle Marnati said, while her kids are older than Haydin, she still worries if they are safe on local roads.
"I couldn't imagine what those parents are going through, so, yeah, it is very sad," said Marnati.