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)


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by samantha Location: okc on May 12, 2009 at 04:34 PM
    this is bull why isent any one is in jail why was John John outside when a 13y whatever had the keys where was the foster mom
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    here it is almost march is no charges being brought on these poeple..
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 at 04:58 AM
    The 13yr old and this family did not learn a thing. she is already driving again with parents full support. This babys death ment NOTHING to these people. Even worse that they recieved no punishment. We live in a sick world. The public should demand something to be done.............
  • by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    no charges have been filed. sad,john paid for this foster families mistake.they have not even recieved a ticket for the underage driver. It is a very sad world. these people were negelent yet someone else paid.
  • by Anonymous Location: Oklahoma on Dec 7, 2008 at 09:38 AM
    I feel it to posible for people, not to see how this childs age played a facter in this accident. Experience plays a major factor. Experience helps us be better drivers and helps make us aware of our surroundings better. PEOPLE DO NEED TO OPEN THEIR EYE'S. This is a serious thing. Car and Trucks are not toys. Vehicles claim lives and need to be view as such. If you people would read you would know that everytime you allow your child to drive you put them in harms way. Maybe people that feel these children should drive should think about the consequences first. This story ends in terrible tragic out come for this boy as well as the girl. My prayers be with you!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2008 at 01:22 AM
    does anyone know if there was any charges brought on by this case?
  • by tx Location: tx on Dec 6, 2008 at 09:26 AM
    Wow! Here in Texas they have a D.A. Going after cps judges. they are crooks! Sounds like OK should make a few phone calls! They say there is a good market out there for these kids!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    people open your eyes to many people killed by vehicles. this girl should not have been driving. where was the parents? there are more kids(brothers i believe) were they there?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2008 at 10:40 AM
    PARENT THAT ALLOWED THE CHILD TO ACT AS AGENT FOR HIM/HER. A SPECIAL RULE MAKES THAT PARENT LIABLE FOR INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY THAT CHILD. AND THE 13 YEAR OLD IS NOT EXEMPT FROM CRIMINAL CHARGES GIVEN THE NATURE OF INCIDENT.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    John will be missed. My prayers are with the siblings.
Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 35077019 - kxii.com/a?a=35077019
Gray Television, Inc.