Man arrested in death of 13-year-old boy

Tyree King. (Photo/King family)
Tyree King. (Photo/King family)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Charles Heard was arrested in connection with the death of 13-year-old Tyree King on June 10.

Heard has been charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide with alcohol according to the Clark County Sheriff.

The accident happened on Springfield Xenia Road.

Memorial for Tyree King who was struck and killed by a pickup in Springfield Twp. (WDTN Photo/Beairshelle Edme')
Memorial for Tyree King who was struck and killed by a pickup in Springfield Twp. (WDTN Photo/Beairshelle Edme’)

A pick-up truck driven by Heard was going south when he 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.

Heard is scheduled to appear in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday.

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