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Boy, 5, dies after being struck by delivery driver

Source: WWMT Source: WWMT
WAYLAND, MI (AP) -

Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by a delivery driver in western Michigan.

The boy was hit Friday night while riding a bike in the Wayland area and pronounced dead at the scene. Family members identified him as Blake Huffman.

Police say a 33-year-old woman driving the vehicle was delivering food for an area Jimmy John's store. Our affiliates at WWMT report the boy was struck in front of his siblings and father.

The circumstances of the crash are under investigation.

The Wayland Jimmy John's franchise owner, J.P. Walters, released a statement saying:

Yesterday’s accident is a terrible tragedy for everyone involved. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of the victim. We are fully cooperating with the police as they investigate the incident.

The statement offers sympathy for the child's family and says the franchise is cooperating with police.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for funeral expenses. 

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