Mason Triplett, 11, was walking near his school on Chestnut Street near 23rd Street when the pedestrian-car accident occurred. At around 3:45 p.m., the boy attempted to cross Chestnut Street when he was struck by a vehicle.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the 11-year-old was transported to Saunders County Medical Center where he would be pronounced dead. Officials say the intersection does not have a pedestrian crosswalk signal but that there are stop signs for eastbound and westbound traffic on 23rd Street. In addition, the intersection has a crosswalk painted on the road and signage to alert drivers.
The pickup truck driver, 27-year-old Sean Buffum, did not appear to be impaired or distracted at the time of the accident. Police say he stopped and called 911 after striking the boy.
Charges are pending the results of the police reconstruction and investigation of the crash.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):