The Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a tragic accident that left a young boy dead outside of his grandparents' home.
According to Sheriff David Doak's office, on August 8th, at about 12:15 p.m., his office received an emergency call to a home on Hopkins Road in Nelson Township. The report goes on to say that the 6-year-old boy was hit by a car driven by his mother as she was pulled out of the driveway.
The Sheriff's Office report does not indicate whether or not the boy's mother was driving forward or in reverse, but a report from the Akron Beacon Journal indicates she was going forward, out of the driveway toward Hopkins Road.
While the investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff's report indicates that drugs nor alcohol appear to be factors in the accident, as deputies described the incident as a "tragic loss for the family who have requested privacy during this time of mourning."