According to WHO-TV, authorities were called to the scene of the fatal trucking accident in the 1100 block of Fairbank-Amish Boulevard around 10 am.
Preliminary reports indicate the driver of the tanker truck, Eric Gilliam, 38, was leaving the residence when 1-year-old Samuel Helmuth ran in front of the truck. The young boy was struck by the driver side front tire.
Authorities pronounced Samuel dead at the scene.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):