Mason County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit that claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy Sunday afternoon.
Police have released the name of the child as Earnest Trey McCarty.
Deputies say James Richardson, of Point Pleasant, WV hit the boy when he ran into the roadway.
The child died while being treated for injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.
Point Pleasant Police Department and emergency crews are on the scene of a pedestrian struck in Mason County.
Dispatchers say the victim was a child.
It happened just before 1:30 p.m. on Sand Hill Road, near Marshall University's Point Pleasant campus.
The child was transported to Pleasant Valley Hospital. No word on their injuries.
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