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Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 @ 10:08 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 03, 2017 @ 10:30 PM

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UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m. (June 3)

First responders and doctors could not save a Tecumseh Middle School student hit by a car Friday night while riding his bicycle.

Family and friends of 11-year-old Kaden Webb gathered today at Raynor Park in Parke Layne Manor to honor Kaden, whose family said always had a smile on his face and loved being outside. A balloon launch is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday at the same park, family members said.

“You see kids today and they all got a real bad sour face on, not Kaden. He was always happy. He was just a joyful kid,” said Bill Balbfeld, Kaden’s stepgrandfather.

Kaden was struck by a car on Ohio 235 at Stafford Road in New Carlisle. Troopers said he didn’t have reflectors on his bike or clothes and wasn’t wearing a helmet. His brother told News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald that they were headed home from a pool and that Kaden was hit just as the chain on his bike came off.

UPDATE @ 3:18 p.m. (June 3)

A Tecumseh Middle School student has died after he was struck while riding his bicycle on Ohio 235 in Clark County Friday night.

The victim has been identified as 11-year-old Kaden Webb, of New Carlisle, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Kaden, who was set to start seventh grade in the fall, was “so smart and sweet and kind,” according to the gofundme page that the family has set up to help defray funeral costs.

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A celebration of life event is planned to start at 4 p.m. at Raynor Park in the Park Layne community.

We’re working to gather more about Kaden and about what happened. 

UPDATE @ 3:42 a.m. (June 3)

A boy is dead after a car crashed into the bicycle he was riding on SR 235 in Clark County Friday night, according to Lt. Brian Aller with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

The boy, between 10 and 12, was riding his bike on the roadway without a helmet or reflective clothing at the time of the crash. 

Aller said the boy was taken by CareFlight to Dayton Children’s Hospital where he later died. 

Andrew Blake, 19, of Springfield, was driving the northbound Chevy Malibu that hit the unidentified young man around 9:47 p.m. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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UPDATE @ 11:14 p.m. (June 2)

The boy hit by a vehicle in Pike Twp. was riding a bicycle headed home with his brother, also was was riding a bike, said Lt. Brian Aller of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. 

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The car that hit the boy was northbound on state Route 235 when the accident occurred at Stafford Road, Aller said. It was dark and the driver apparently didn’t see the boy nor his brother, who was not hit. The boys were riding northbound as well. 

The bike ridden by the boy who was hit had no lights or reflectors on it and he was not wearing a helmet, the lieutenant said. 

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“The roadway is very dark,” Aller said. “There are no lights, other than the vehicles … The bike was in the roadway … If you’re riding a bicycle at night, you need to have lights on the front and at the back.” 

The driver was not injured and neither drugs nor alcohol is suspected, the lieutenant said. 

Troopers were in the area, operating a traffic blitz, when they received a call about 9:45 p.m. about a child on a bike struck by a vehicle. 

The accident remains under investigation, Aller said. 

There has been no word from Dayton Children’s Hospital about the condition of the boy.

“He’s at least in critical condition, at minimum,” Aller said. “He was severely injured.”

UPDATE @ 10:54 p.m.

The vehicle that hit the boy remains on scene, at state Route 235 and Stafford Road in Pike Twp., as Ohio Highway Patrol troopers continue their investigation. 

The boy is at Dayton Children’s Hospital. There has been no word on his condition. 

UPDATE @ 10:40 p.m.

The boy hit by a vehicle in Pike Twp. has been taken to a hospital by CareFlight. His condition is not known.

INITIAL REPORT

Police and a medic unit are on the scene of a child struck by a vehicle in the area of state Route 235 and Stafford Road in Pike Twp., northeast of New Carlisle.

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The incident was dispatched sometime after 9:30 p.m. and CareFlight has been requested to the scene. The condition of the child is not known. 

We have a crew on the way and we will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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