Edinburgh boy dies following accident

A 10-year-old Edinburgh boy has died after being hit by a car on Friday evening.

Ethan Powell died at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Edinburgh Police Chief David Mann said.

Powell was the son of Jason Powell, a Franklin firefighter, and Erin Powell, of Edinburgh. He was a fourth grade student at East Side Elementary School.

The boy was hit by a car after crossing the road in front of his home to check the mail. When walking back to his home, he waited for cars to pass, then didn't look east when he started across the road. He did not see a westbound van driven by Ray Chaney, 81, of Indianapolis, Mann said.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. on State Road 252, near Lind Drive. Chaney was driving to a family reunion at a campground in Edinburgh.

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