ELK GROVE (CBS13) – An Elk Grove boy has died after he was pinned underneath a trailer truck.
Police say 12-year-old Edward Hill and his 10-year-old friend were crossing Bond Road on their bikes at around noon Sunday when the light turned green on Elk Crest Drive and a truck hauling a fifth wheel trailer hit the boy, trapping him underneath.
The boy was eventually freed from the trailer and taken to UC Davis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The accident is under investigation, but it is believed that the truck may have been blocking the boy’s path so he tried to go between the truck and the trailer, said Sgt. Scott French.
The boy’s friend was not injured.
Police say the driver of the truck is not facing any charges.
Diane Hill, the boy’s mother, says she is not blaming anyone for the death of her son. She believes it was an accident.