6-Year-Old Hit, Killed Crossing Southeast DC Street on His Birthday - NBC4 Washington

6-Year-Old Hit, Killed Crossing Southeast DC Street on His Birthday

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    A D.C. family has to plan a funeral for a little boy who just turned 6 years old. Xavier Luckey was struck and killed in Southeast D.C. At a vigil, the family said they want speed bumps added to a strech of Livingston Road where the boy waskilled while celebrating his birthday. Xavier's aunt told News4's Shomari Stone her nephew loved his friends and family. (Published Friday, May 19, 2017)

    A 6-year-old boy was hit and killed crossing a street in Southeast D.C. Wednesday night, on his birthday. 

    Xavier Luckey was hit by a car on the 4300 block of Livingston Road SE about 8:30 p.m. 

    "I heard a boom and I heard a holler," said Shannon Smith, who witnessed the crash.

    Xavier was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    6-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed During Birthday Celebration

    [DC] 6-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed During Birthday Celebration

    D.C. police are investigating a deadly crash involving a six-year-old boy who was hit and killed crossing Livingston Road SE. It happened as family members of the little boy had gathered to celebrate his birthday. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    The driver drove to another location, where he called 911, police said. Several witnesses stayed at the scene, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

    Luckey's family had been celebrating his sixth birthday with a cookout, family members said.

    "There were other kids who crossed before him, so he thought that maybe he could make it," Smith said.

    6-Year-Old Boy Hit, Killed Crossing Street in Southeast DC

    [DC] 6-Year-Old Boy Hit, Killed Crossing Street in Southeast DC

    Police have identified the 6-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a car in Southeast D.C. Wednesday night.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    "He was such a good boy. He was so full of life. He was always excited, full of joy. He was a happy little boy. It was just such a tragedy that it happened on his birthday," Xavier's cousin Shanita Simms said.

    Xavier was a kindergarten student at Hendley Elementary School in Southeast. On Thursday, the school sent letters home to parents informing them that grief counselors would be available for any students who need help dealing with the loss.

    "I told them they can come to me, you know, if they have any questions or they just want to grieve, cry - anything," parent Nina Izlar said.

    Boy Struck, Killed in SE Washington

    [DC] Boy Struck, Killed in SE Washington

    A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed in a crash in Southeast Washington. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports police are questioning the driver involved.

    (Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017)

    Additional information on the circumstances of the Xavier's death was not available immediately. 

    The driver cooperated with police and officers questioned him after the crash, police said.

    Police say the section of road where Luckey crossed moves in two directions. There's no crosswalk.