Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 9, 2012

Boy hit by truck at fair dies

TRAVERSE CITY — A 6-year-old bicyclist hit by a pickup truck at the Northwestern Michigan Fair died.

Authorities said Ezekiel Dean Goodwin, 6, of Williamsburg, died this morning at 2:40 a.m. at Helen Devos Children's Hospital. He was struck by a pickup truck driven by Tad Marshal Thompson, 39, of Kingsley.

The boy was riding his bike on a service drive at the fairgrounds when the truck hit him Wednesday morning. He was taken to Munson Medical Center and then to the Grand Rapids hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

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