Child killed in Woodland accident identified
WOODLAND, CA – The 2-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a car Thursday has been identified.
Woodland Police, along with fire and ambulance personnel, responded to the Bel Air Shopping Center at 1885 E. Gibson Road in Woodland on Thursday, after receiving a call about a vehicle hitting a small child.
When officers arrived they found 2-year-old Elijah Lewis lying next to a Red 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the west entrance of the Bel Air Shopping Center. He was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center where he later died.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 67-year-old Kathleen Parker from Woodland.
According to Woodland police it appears to be an ‘unfortunate unintentional’ traffic accident.
The family is planing a candle light vigil at the Bel Air Shopping Center and told CBS Sacramento, they would like to have the driver of the vehicle that killed their son at the vigil.
Richard Lewis, Elijah’s father, told CBS, “Yes things for us are hard, but I can only imagine what she’s going through,”, referring to Parker, the driver of the vehicle that ran over his son.
Elijah’s birthday party was only three week s away.
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