Driver won't face charges after hitting boy with truck
June 22, 2013 09:57 AM
Ethan Page, photo courtesy of the Page Family
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -
The five-year-old struck by a pickup truck in Mt. Juliet on Friday morning has been identified as Ethan Page.
The little boy was playing on his family's property located off Main Street in Mt. Juliet when he fell into the path of a truck driven by 73-year-old Jimmy Allmon.
According to police, Allmon was assisting the Page family with preparations for an upcoming cancer benefit.
After Ethan was struck, witnesses immediately called for help. An ambulance was quickly dispatched to the scene, and Ethan was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police officers closed intersections through Mt. Juliet while the ambulance was en route to the hospital to prevent any delay. Upon arrival to the hospital, Ethan was pronounced dead.
A crash re-constructionist conducted a thorough investigation and revealed that Allmon was driving down the driveway and noticed a bicycle lying in the driveway's path. Allmon stopped, and Ethan removed the bicycle out of the way.
Allmon proceeded forward, and Ethan began to run alongside the truck. Ethan tripped and fell into the truck's path, which led to him being struck.
Police said there will be no charges placed against Allmon.
"Our community is grieving with the Page family. This is such a terrible, terrible incident. Any tragic death of a child is very sad and difficult to deal with," stated Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick. "Our department's thoughts and prayers are with the family, community, and our emergency responders."