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Young boy passes away after being hit by truck in West Liberty

Thursday morning at approximately 10:00 am, the West Liberty Police Department  responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of North Detroit Street in the village of West Liberty.

On scene officers learned that Colton Furrow, 8, of West Liberty was struck by 2008 GMC truck driven by Gene Rainsburg, 52 of Kenton.  Colton was attempting to cross the street with his brother.

Witnesses observed the boys trying to cross the street in the area north of the intersection of E. Newell Street and were not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.  There was heavy vehicle traffic at the time.

Colton was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation, however no criminal charges will be filed.

The West Liberty Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Logan County Sherriff's Office and the West Liberty Fire Department.

The accident closed North Detroit Street (US 68) for a little over an hour.

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