12-year-old boy dies after being hit by a car in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a truck Friday afternoon.

The collision happened just before 5 p.m. in the 2700 block of E. Princess Anne Road, according to Norfolk Police. That stretch of road is a school zone, running in front of Richard Bowling Elementary and the new Broad Creek library.

The boy was hit by a box truck and the driver immediately stopped vehicle and remained on the scene, according to police. The road was closed for four hours as police investigated. 

The mother of the 12-year-old identified her son as “Gregory.”

Witnesses tell 10 On Your Side’s Brett Hall the victim was attempting to cross the road after leaving the nearby library. A crosswalk is located just next to the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Majestic Avenue, but police haven’t confirmed that is were the boy was.

This is the second young person to die in a pedestrian-related accident this month. 

This is a breaking news story. Stay on WAVY.com for the latest. 

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