GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - A 7-year-old boy struck by a car last week near his Gerrardstown home died Saturday at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
Christopher Begeman of Gerrardstown was riding his bicycle at about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit on Union Corners Road north of Gerrardstown. He was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital, then flown to Fairfax, authorities said.
West Virginia State Police said he was on life support late last week but died Saturday.
Police charged the driver, Travis Olinger, 19, of Inwood, W.Va., with driving under the influence with injury.
According to court documents, it was Olinger's second DUI charge within 10 days. Police said he was charged with DUI on March 28 in Winchester, Va.
The DUI with injury charge is a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to a year in prison. Olinger is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in magistrate court on April 29.