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.