Zachary Kerns, 16 years old, of Botkins, Ohio, was riding his bicycle on a road in an area that is mostly farmland when he was struck by a blue Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by 72 year old Richard Kuck, of New Knoxville. Kerns was pronounced dead on the scene.
Zachary Kerns was a sophomore at Anna High School, where he played football and was described as a “good kid” by Anna superintendent Andy Bixler. He also had a sister who attended Anna High School. Grief counselor, including counselors from the nearby Botkins school district were at Anna High School on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to help students deal with the news.
Kerns was traveling west on a lightly traveled road, with a 55 mph speed limit when he was hit by Kuck. Kuck stopped and waited for responders to arrive, but Kerns was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, Kuck did not appear impaired and speed does not seem to be a factor in the accident. According to Kuck, he did not see Kerns because his vision was blocked by glare from the sun.
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