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Boy, 10, killed by truck

April 15, 1998|By DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 10-year-old boy died Tuesday at Hershey Medical Center after he was struck by a pickup truck near his Quincy Township home, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Christopher S. Richardson, of 8826 Tomstown Road, was dragged 180 feet beneath the pickup truck, police said. The report said he died of blunt force trauma and a severed vertebrae.

A Hershey Medical Center spokesman said Richardson was pronounced dead at 12:58 p.m., two hours after the accident.

Police said Adam R. King, 16, of Waynesboro, was driving north on Tomstown Road north of Mormon Church Road when Richardson rode a bicycle out of a driveway and into the path of the 1994 Ford Ranger.

Richardson was revived at the scene and taken to Waynesboro Hospital, then flown to Hershey by Lifelion helicopter, according to the report.

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King was unhurt, according to the report. The accident was still under investigation Tuesday.

Richardson was the second child to die in recent days in the Tri-State area after being hit while riding a bicycle. Christopher Begeman, 7, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., died Saturday of injuries he sustained April 8 when he was hit by a car on Union Corners Road, according to West Virginia State Police.

The driver of the car, Travis Olinger, 19, of Inwood, W.Va., was charged with driving under the influence with injury, police said.

It was the second fatal accident this week in Franklin County. On Sunday afternoon Doris V. Talhelm, 77, of Greencastle, Pa., died of injuries she suffered in a two-car collision at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Walters Avenue in Greencastle.

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