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JSO: Child moving car in Sherwood Forest driveway hits, kills younger brother

According to the Sheriff’s Office, some of the people involved are not necessarily cooperating with the investigation.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, some of the people involved are not necessarily cooperating with the investigation.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A child died after a crash Thursday afternoon involving a vehicle that his older brother was moving in a driveway in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said they responded about 3:45 p.m. to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian off Little John Road.

JSO Sgt. M. Lundquist said officers learned that an unlicensed juvenile was moving a vehicle forward in the driveway when he ran over his younger brother, who died at a hospital.

The children’s ages were not immediately released.

Maefred Haynes lives next door. He said another neighbor tried to prevent the tragedy.

“Young man had saw it and was hollering at him in the car to stop, you know your brother’s behind you, and he didn’t hear him. He ran over to try to do CPR,” Haynes said.

Haynes said he frequently sees the family outside.

“They’re like an all-American family. You know they’ll be there in the yard, they’ll have their little blowup pool. All the kids are always out there playing basketball or something,” he said.

The Sheriff’s Office could not comment on whether anyone was facing charges.


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