Double tragedy strikes Butler County family

REILLY TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County family's home on Thursday suffered heavy fire damage less than five hours after their son was hit by a car.

Officers received reports of a 10-year-old boy being struck by a vehicle around 9 p.m. on Sample Road.

Authorities say that Air Care was initially called. However, the helicopter could not fly due to weather. The boy was transported to Children's Hospital with reported severe head trauma.

Five hours later the Butler County Sheriff's office responded to calls of a fire on Sample Road in Reily Township.

When units arrived, it was discovered to be the same location as the residence of the family of the 10-year-old boy involved in the pedestrian accident hours earlier.

The residence had heavy fire damage with multiple units battling the blaze, according to authorities.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office said they made contact with the family members to advise them of the fire while they were at the hospital with their son.

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