WINCHESTER, New Hampshire — A 10-year-old New Hampshire boy was tragically killed in a sledding accident when he zipped downhill onto a road where he was hit by a car, police said.
Keyton Marrotte was sledding down a steep hill in Winchester Saturday afternoon, when his sled darted out onto a road where he was struck by a Subaru Outback, the Manchester Union-Leader reported.
The boy was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared dead.
Police said they didn’t believe speed or impaired driving played a role in the accident and that the driver, who also hails from Winchester, was not immediately charged.
Locals said the hill is popular with kids in the town, but is nonetheless a dangerous spot to sled because of its proximity to the road.
“What makes the hill dangerous to kids is they start at the top and fly right down,” said town resident Kristyn Pike. “This community is in shock as we try to pull together to let the kids know how dangerous the hill is.”