Boy Who Fired Bottle Rockets Into Traffic Dies While Fleeing From Angry Driver

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  1. -Cp

    -Cp Senior Member

    Sep 23, 2004
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    This actually happened not far from where we live:

    SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy who was firing bottle rockets at cars was chased into traffic Friday by an angry driver and killed by another car, authorities said.

    The driver and his passenger, both 22, were arrested for investigation of manslaughter, the Washington State Patrol said.

    The death came soon after midnight in this small town south of Tacoma, where the preteen and a 12-year-old cousin had been hiding in bushes while shooting the bottle rockets, trooper Johnny R. Alexander said.

    A car stopped, and passenger Tyrone Sherrod got out, chased the cousin and started beating him, Alexander said. The driver, Mario N. Haley, chased the other boy, who ran onto the highway and was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old girl.

    Both men fled, but police found them at homes. Investigators determined the girl was not at fault.

    Witnesses unsuccessfully tried to revive the boy struck by the car. His cousin was treated for injuries and released to his parents.

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