Name released of child hit by vehicle in McCracken County

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a child that was hit by a vehicle on Berger Road around Tuesday evening.

The incident happened around 6:43 p.m.

Deputies say 8-year-old Dallas Woodford of Paducah was walking with his mother along Berger Road to an area park, when the two stopped to cross the road.

That’s when deputies say Dallas pulled away from his mother in a hurry to get across the road.

As Dallas was crossing the road, he was hit by a pickup truck being driven by 48-year-old Robert McNeil of Boaz.

Deputies say McNeil was the first to call 911, and that he and others tried to render aid to Dallas.

Dallas was taken to Lourdes Hospital, but died from his injuries soon after arriving.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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