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10-year-old struck by car, killed in Schuylkill County

Published January 02. 2013 05:02PM

A 10-year-old Schuylkill County youth was struck by a car Monday evening while walking along a county road with his brother and later died from the injuries.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the victim as Chase R. Pahula, of Pine Grove.

According to troopers Pahula was walking westbound along SR443 (Suedberg Road), in Pine Grove Township, about 8:25 p.m. with his 17-year-old brother. Troopers said Donald R. Hunsicker, 52, of Lebanon, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound and negotiating a right hand curve.

Troopers said Hunsicker was unable to see the two juveniles walking along the road. Pahula was struck by the right front passenger side of the Chevrolet. He was flown by LifeLion helicopter to the Hershey Medical Center where he died.

Hunsicker has not been charged. The investigation into the incident is continuing, troopers added.

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