Child hit, killed by car in Carter County

By: Shelby Levins Email
By: Shelby Levins Email

WILSON, Okla. - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating what they are calling “a bad accident.” A 5-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a car after a 13-year-old started it to warm it up.

OHP says 5-year-old John Gifford was hit and killed in Carter County, just 2.5 miles south of Wilson in the 2600 block of Anshultz.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 13-year old girl was pulling out of her private drive off Anshultz when she hit and killed the little boy just before 11 o’clock Tuesday morning.

The Wilson Fire Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol both responded, but the little boy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner.

"It’s a very bad deal. It's just kind of one of those freak accidents. It was on a private property at a house and a kid died as a result of it,” Trooper Mark Glenn of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

The young boy was taken to the Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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