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Child hit, killed by car in Clayton

Posted December 28, 2015

— A 12-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car in Clayton Monday afternoon, authorities said.

According to investigators, Gerardo Galvan was hit at about 4 p.m. when running across South Lombard Street. The boy was with a friend near the Alta Mobile Home Park when a woman driving southbound in a Buick struck him, investigators said. The friend was not injured.

LaMonica Brinkley said she knew right away things were bad when her son ran inside.

"Jahquawn comes to the back door all torn to pieces, flapping his arms, saying 'Mom, please come help me,'" Brinkley said. "I just feel so bad for his family...especially his mother. Seeing her torn to pieces, seeing her baby laying there and not being able to do anything."

Authorities attempted CPR, but their attempts were unsuccessful.

No charges are expected to be filed.

No additional information was immediately available.


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  • Sonja Yagel Dec 29, 2015
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    Prayers for his loved ones.

  • Shannon Meredith Dec 29, 2015
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    Three? I only read that there was one child hit.

    My thoughts are with the family! It must be terrible to lose a child, especially like this.

  • Catherine West Dec 28, 2015
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    Such a sad news day. Three young lives gone way too soon.

  • Craig Elliott Dec 28, 2015
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    Edit: now that I think about it (I passed the accident scene just after it happened), the kids were probably crossing 42 going to/from the corner convenience store, and not the school or playground. Either way, bad stuff.

  • Craig Elliott Dec 28, 2015
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    Terrible news.

    This is a heavily-traveled road particularly at rush-hour and at 4 PM coming from Clayton the sun is right in your eyes (I know the story says she was Southbound, but there ya go...). The speed limit is 35 MPH (IIRC) and there's an elementary school right across the street from Porta Pines MHP; the kids were probably coming from the school or playground.

    Let's be careful out there!