11-Year-Old Cyclist Killed By Car Tuesday Night

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PRINCE EDWARD — At 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, Virginia State Police Trooper A.C.S. Goss responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Prince Edward County, according to a Virginia State Police press release. The crash occurred on Route 307, Holly Farms Road, at the intersection of Randolph Drive.

According to a press release from Corinne N. Geller, State Police public relations director, an 11-year-old was riding his Huffy bicycle south on Randolph Drive. As the boy crossed over Route 307, it pulled into the path of a westbound Ford Focus. The Focus was unable to brake in time or able to avoid striking the bicycle. The boy was thrown from the bike.

“The bicyclist, Jaylen Hix, 11, of Rice, was transported to Southside Community Hospital, where he was declared deceased,” the release states

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The driver of the Focus, identified by Geller as a 21-year-old male from Amelia Courthouse, was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, according to Geller, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Those wishing to help the family with funeral expenses can make a contribution to “Jaylen’s Donation Fund” at Citizens Bank in Farmville.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Hixburg.