COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed in Columbia Monday while crossing the street with his mother, officials said.

The crash happened at Harpers Farm Road and Twin Rivers Road around 2 p.m. Monday.

Police said they believe the boy and his mother were struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk at Harpers Farm Road and Twin Rivers Road.

The boy, Isaac Gill, of Columbia, was taken to Howard County General Hospital in critical condition where he later died.

The woman, Nazia Gill, 38, was taken to the same hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“It’s a tragic case,” Howard County Police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn said. “It certainly is even more tragic when it involves a small child and so early in the new year, so we’re doing everything we can to help with the family and try to determine the exact circumstances of the crash.”

Isaac was a student at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia. Principal Derek Anderson sent out a letter to parents Monday night letting them know about the crash.

“Tomorrow, Longfellow staff, along with members of the HCPSS Cluster Crisis Team, will share the news of Isaac’s death with students,” Anderson wrote. “Teachers and staff members will lead developmentally appropriate discussions in each of our classrooms to support our students. The students will have a chance to discuss their feelings and reactions and the teachers will help them identify adults they can talk to at home and school if they have questions or are having a difficult time managing this sad news.”

The driver of the vehicle that struck the two victims remained at the scene, police said.

No charges have been filed yet; the case is being investigated.

Harpers Farm Road at Twin Rivers Road was closed for about 90 minutes.

Ava-joye Burnett


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