Struck by vehicle, child taken to Anderson hospital

Police were called to the scene after a child was struck by a vehicle in the 700 block of Vinyard Street on Monday afternoon. A woman drove the child to nearby Community Hospital Anderson.

ANDERSON — Madison County Coroner Dr. Troy Abbott said the official cause of death for My’Ken T. Boyd, 5, is blunt force trauma to the head.

The boy died Monday after being struck by a vehicle around 2:20 p.m. in the 700 block of West Vinyard Street.

My’Ken was driven to nearby Community Hospital Anderson by his mother and other family members, according to a press release from the Anderson Police Department.

“Preliminary details show that a vehicle was traveling westbound on Vinyard when the child was struck in the roadway,” the press release states. “A short time later, the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.”

“The Anderson Police Department express our utmost condolences to the family involved,” the press release said.

Around 3 p.m., police officers began to block off Vinyard and the APD Crash Team was called to the scene.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the child is Charles W. Hart, 74, of Anderson.

“No charges filed, nor is there any suspicion of criminal activity,” said Caleb McKnight, public information officer with the Anderson Police Department.

A neighbor two houses from the accident site said children often cross Vinyard to get to the sidewalk on the other side. A sidewalk only runs on the north side of the street.

The street is heavily traveled and people have a tendency to speed through the area, according to the neighbor.

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