Wasilla boy killed by pickup truck

Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2002

WASILLA (AP) -- A 5-year-old Wasilla boy was killed Monday after being struck by a pickup truck, Wasilla police said.

Andy Lefferson was pronounced dead at Valley Hospital in Palmer shortly after the accident, which occurred about 9:20 p.m on North Peck Street, police said.

Witnesses told police the boy darted out into traffic in front of a pickup truck driven by Michael Reinhart, 25, of Wasilla, Lt. Craig Robinson said. Witnesses told police Reinhart had no time to react, Robinson said.

The case is still under investigation.

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