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Vigil planned for 10-year-old killed in sledding accident near his home


By Associated Press
Monday, December 18, 2017

A vigil is scheduled in memory of a 10-year-old boy who died after his sled was hit by a car on Saturday.

People are planning to gather Monday night for Keyton Marrotte in Winchester. Police say he was going down a popular sledding hill when his speed carried him into the road and into the car’s path. Despite the efforts of a witness and first responders, he died of his injuries. 

The school district said it anticipates that this will be a very difficult time for students and their families. It was holding a faculty meeting on Monday to discuss student and staff support.

Winchester Police Lt. Mike Tollett said a bystander immediately began performing CPR after the accident.

Police say the vehicle's driver is a Winchester resident who is fully cooperating with police. Tollett says police don't believe speed or impairment contributed to the crash.

Winchester is a small southern New Hampshire town of about 4,300 residents and located about 13 miles  south of Keene.