A 4-year-old child walking across Broad Street was struck and killed by a dump truck at Lynn Avenue this afternoon.
The Elizabethton Police Department, Elizabethton Fire Department and Carter County Rescue Squad were called to the intersection at 1:20 p.m. Thursday. The child was unresponsive at the scene and was rushed to a local hospital.
Capt. Greg Workman with the EPD has confirmed to reporters on the scene that the 4-year-old boy has died.
EPD Chief Matt Bailey said officers closed the intersection to investigate the accident to determine the cause. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was called to inspect the dump truck.
See Friday’s Elizabethton STAR for additional information.