A seven year old Lawrenceville boy was killed in an accident that occurred on Monday night in Lawrenceville.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police 44 year old, Harry Riddle III, of Raleigh, Illinois was traveling eastbound on Christy Avenue, approximately 115ft east of 8th Street. At the same time, the seven year old was traveling south on a bicycle from an alley across Christy Ave. A garage located on the northwest corner of the alley obstructed the child’s view prior to his entrance into the roadway. The child failed to yield to the oncoming vehicle and was struck. He was taken to Lawrence County Memorial Hospital where he was then pronounced deceased.
The accident is under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Lawrence County Coroners Office.