deputies said Adrik Hanaway was playing with his older siblings in the
yard just before 7 p.m.when he ran out onto Hopewell Road near Holton
just before 7 p.m.
(were) in the front yard, (and) all I heard, my daughter yelling," said
mother Alicia Hanaway. "She goes, 'Mommy, mommy!' and I turned around
and the baby was in the road."
that time, Jonathon Phillips, 19, of Holton, was his 1992 Ford Ranger
pick-up heading westbound on Hopewell Road at approximately 38 mph.
said he had been texting before the accident and looked down to set his
cell phone down when he hit something in the roadway.
said he thought he had struck an animal, and turned around to see what
he had hit. When Phillips returned, he realized he had struck a child.
was airlifted to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, where he died later
Thursday evening. A neighbor ran to assist the boy, checking his pulse
and beginning CPR as a sheriff's deputy arrive. After that, he tried to
got a hold of her, put my arms around her," said neighbor Robert
Buchanan. "I don't know her from beans. I put my arm around her, put her
head on my shoulder and said, 'Honey, cry it out.'"
The incident remains under investigation.
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