5-year-old Michigan boy dies after being struck by Jimmy John's delivery driver

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 11:47:43-04

WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by a delivery driver in western Michigan.

The boy was hit Friday night while riding a bike in the Wayland area and pronounced dead at the scene. Family members identified him as Blake Huffman.

Police say a 33-year-old woman driving the vehicle was delivering food for an area Jimmy John's store. The circumstances of the crash are under investigation.

The Wayland Jimmy John's franchise owner, J.P. Walters, released a statement saying the accident was "a terrible tragedy for everyone involved." The statement offers sympathy for the child's family and says the franchise is cooperating with police.