An 11-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck as he crossed the street in n intersection near his Montclair middle school. The driver turned into the intersection at the same time that the boy was walking. The accident occurred around 8 a.m. outside of Vernon Middle School in Montclair. The man drove a large Chevrolet pick up truck; he may have run the boy over, so quick was the accident, but he did immediately stop and help, and began to cooperate with officers who arrived. There was no indication of drunk driving or impairment of the driver. The boy was rushed to the hospital with severe head wounds; he was pronounced dead at the hospital. The boy was fresh into the beginning of 7th grade at the time of his passing.