8-Year-Old Struck, Killed

An eight-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed while he was crossing the street after a concert let out at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.

Owen Brezitski, of Lower Paxton Township, died of traumatic brain injury after he was hit by the car and trapped under it, said Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick.

The boy was in a crosswalk with a family member, who was not his parent, when he was hit about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, said police. He died a short time later at Harrisburg Hospital.

A 16-year-old girl was driving but police were still investigating and did not immediately say if charges will be filed, authorities said.

Witnesses say there were a lot of pedestrians leaving the concert at the time.

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