Mass. boy dies after being hit by truck

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) – Just hours after a young boy was hit by a tractor-trailer and killed in Brockton friends and families gathered to mourn his life.

Nazair Nunes-Escobar (Photo Courtesy:
Nazair Nunes-Escobar (Photo Courtesy:

Nazair Nunes-Escobar was rollerblading on his 12th birthday Thursday headed to a friend’s house when the crash happened.

“He was a good kid, he was just playing, I don’t know how that happened,” Nazair’s cousin Elisandra Alves said.

The crash occurred on Battles Street around 3 p.m. The street has houses and apartments on both sides and residents say there is a lot of traffic.

The truck driver stopped immediately after hitting the boy and investigators spent several hours at the scene before removing the truck. No charges have been filed at this time but the investigation into what happened is continuing.

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