ROCK HILL, S.C. — A 12-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a car on Thursday, according to the Rock Hill Police Department.
Officers responded to the intersection of Celanese Road and Riverview Road around 7:15 p.m. for a collision that involved the boy and a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz.
When they arrived, officers found Isaiah Domenech, of Rock Hill, in the roadway. He was flown to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, where he later died.
Isaiah was on his way home from a convenience store when he tried to cross Celanese Road, his father told our partners at CN2 News.
Police said the boy did not use the crosswalk when the driver ran into him.
Officers found the vehicle involved and spoke with the driver.
The people who witnessed the crash told Channel 9′s Tina Terry they were shaken by what they saw. They didn’t want to talk on camera, but they described what happened after the boy tried to cross the busy road.
Rock Hill resident Norman Young told Terry the crash was tragic.
“I feel sad -- two reasons,” Young said. “The child out here at 12 years old. I know he old enough to be out here by themselves, but evidently not.”
Witnesses told Terry they rushed to the boy’s side and waited with him for paramedics to arrive.
“This an unfortunate tragedy,” said Rock Hill Police Lt. Michael Chavis. “There is a juvenile severely injured and in critical condition with a family dealing with that right now.”
Chavis said officers are still investigating but at this point, it doesn’t appear that the driver will be charged.
“There’s no indication that the driver did anything wrong,” he said. “The driver was driving along Celanese obeying the traffic laws. We did check for impairment. There are no signs of impairment.”
Police also said they haven’t found any evidence indicating the driver might have been speeding.
Isaiah, who is from Rock Hill, went to Dutchman Creek Middle School, his father told CN2 News.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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