Last updated: July 17. 2013 4:53PM - 222 Views
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An 11-year-old Brenton child was struck by a car on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Wyoming County Sheriff Randall Aliff, Randy Morgan of Brenton was driving east on Route 97 through Brenton when the incident occurred at about 1 p.m,

“There were two boys beside the road and one of them, a 16-year-old, allegedly made a gesture (at Morgan),” Aliff said.

Aliff reported that Morgan backed up “quickly” and struck the 11-year-old.

The child was airlifted to a Charleston hospital for treatment.

Morgan is charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.

Sgt. Jerry McClain, Sgt. Scott Cook and Sgt. Will Hall are investigating the incident.

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