SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a BMW sedan in the Arden-Arcade area Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol said the boy and a friend ran across Howe Avenue near Burney Way while walking home from school just after 1:20 p.m.

The friend made it across safely, but the other boy, identified as Tayvon Webb, hesitated and was hit by the BMW traveling at about 40 miles per hour, CHP spokesperson Lizz Dutton said.

The boys were not using a cross walk but rather tried to cross from Bellview Park after leaving Howe Avenue Elementary.

Webb was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with severe head trauma but died as a result of his injuries. The driver stopped after the accident and was cooperative, authorities said. A witness said the driver didn’t appear to see the boys.

“I see him go to school every day. It just hurts my heart,” said nearby resident Tiffany Roland.

The CHP says they are still investigating the case and have not yet filed charges against the driver.

Comments (43)
  1. Yvonne Travers says:

    “Cross at the green—not in between!”
    Don’t they teach that in elementary school any more…?

  2. Suzanne says:

    I wonder if any adults in the area would be willing to volunteer as crossing guards to make sure the kids make it across safely. There must surely be someone (retired folks maybe?) who would be able to do that.

  3. JL says:

    Was the driver Asian?

  4. Trash says:

    Yes JL….it was ur Momma

  5. jazzyj says:

    wow where were the lazy parents watching tv bet they waiting on sue money unfit parents

  6. jazzyj says:

    7 year old boy walking down a main street by his self they should be in jail they should not get none of his death money blame urself for not picking hime up he WAS 7 get off ur ass and be a parent me and my girlfriend have a 6year old if i cant pick him up she will!!!!!! bet the parents dont work living on the little boys income, sorry for little boy, not for the nothing sitting around running thestreets parents it was your fault

  7. TLade says:

    First of all i am a close friend of the little boys father,and i knew him,the lady was apparenty going to fast down that street,you guys can say whatever! Blame whoever,it doesnt justify the fact that she was going to fast! People really need to pay attention and be aware of their surroundings! She sould of been following the damn speed limit! Bottom line! My heart truly goes out to tayvon and the whole family!

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