WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com — Update: Erie Police are continuing to investigate this accident. Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has confirmed that the child is a 10-year-old boy from Erie.
Cook has ruled this death as accidental.
At this time we do not have the identity of the victim, but police are continuing to investigate this accident.
“Just such disheartening and gutted by this happening at any time, but especially now,” said Rick Lorah, Deputy Chief, City of Erie.
No word has been released yet on exactly what happened, but police are repeating a familiar warning.
“I know that you know kids now with their phones and earpods with cellphones. You just know you just have to be aware around traffic use the crosswalks just be extremely careful,” said Lorah.
Erie School District Superintendent Brian Polito released the following statement:
“I speak for the entire Erie’s Public Schools family when I say how saddened we are by this tragic accident. Our hearts are with the student’s family, friends, classmates, teachers and all who knew him. We are doing everything we can to support that community and will continue to do so. Counselors and other professionals are present at McKinley today as part of our Student Assistance Program and will continue to be available to anyone who needs support in the days ahead. We have also made sure families are aware of additional community-based services to help them during the district’s holiday break.”
WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com — Update: The Erie County Coroner and EMTA have confirmed to JET 24/FOX 66/YourErie.com that a 10-year-old boy was accidentally struck and killed by an EMTA bus early Tuesday morning.
There are no additional details at this time.
Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (EMTA) Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Peterson, issued the following statement:
“Following this morning’s tragic accident, our prayers and deepest condolences are with the child and his entire family. EMTA mourns the loss of life and prays the family and those affected are able to find comfort during this difficult time.”
WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com — A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday morning on E. 26th St. and East Ave. and the area is currently closed to traffic.
Calls came in for a pedestrian struck around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. City Police, city fire, EmergyCare and the coroner are currently on the scene.
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At this time, the area around E. 26th St. and East Ave. is closed to traffic to the next intersection.
JET 24/FOX 66/YourErie.com has a crew currently on the scene and will continue to update you with more information as it becomes available.