The tragic incident occurred the day after Christmas in the Hillsborough’s Forest Ridge subdivision near U.S. 70.
According to ABC 11, construction crews were loading the back of a dump truck when the vehicle started rolling down a hill. Nobody was inside the truck when it started moving.
The truck continued to pick up speed before barreling through a front yard, driveway, and finally a garage door. William Everett was fatally struck by the truck as he played soccer with several other children in front of the garage.
Investigators determined that Alejandro Suarez, 28, was responsible for the control of the vehicle and had failed to take necessary measures to secure the vehicle. He was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):