Boy hit and killed by pick-up truck

13-year-old struck by truck and killed in Clark County. (WDTN Photo/Don Hatcher)
13-year-old struck by truck and killed in Clark County. (WDTN Photo/Don Hatcher)

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Officials are investigating after a boy was hit and killed by a vehicle.

It happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday on Springfield Xenia Road.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said a pick-up truck was going south when the driver lost control. The truck went off the road and into the yard where 13-year-old Tyree King was standing. The truck hit the teen and a fire hydrant before stopping.

According to bystanders on scene, the driver, Charles Heard, 71, tried to pull King’s body out from underneath the truck. Ronald Vanhoose told 2 NEWS he tried to stop Heard, and Heard took a swing at him.

“He said he didn’t know what he hit and he didn’t know why the body was underneath his truck,” Vanhoose said.

Crews on scene said Heard was given a field sobriety test. He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating to see if alcohol or speed were factors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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