NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) - Parents in eastern Indiana are calling for better lighting and more sidewalks after an 11-year-old boy was struck and killed while walking to school along a dark county road.
New Castle sixth-grader Dalton Hatfield was killed Oct. 7 when a car driven by a teacher struck the boy and a companion as they walked to school along a Henry County road.
Driver Penny Bowman told police she didn't see the boys in the darkness. Seventeen-year-old Donald Wethington suffered a broken vertebra and cuts.
Westwood Elementary Principal Elgan Carter tells The Star Press of Muncie that he would like to see sidewalks and lighting along the road.