By Nicole Hegewald
On October 10, 2009, 11-year-old, Devine Justice Farrier, died after being struck near Tukwila International Boulevard in Washington State by a one-ton flatbed pickup truck. A parent’s worst nightmare became reality as state troopers rushed to route 599 on a call that a juvenile was running into traffic lanes heading northbound. Fifteen minutes earlier, Farrier’s parents had called 9-1-1 reporting that their autistic son missing.
The boy was rushed to Harborview Medical Center immediately after the accident where he was admitted in critical condition, where he remained until his death.
It was said by State Troopers, that the driver of the truck was not at fault. He is not being charged.