15-year-old former Lordstown student struck, killed by car in Columbus
A former 15-year-old Lordstown student was hit and killed in Columbus Tuesday.
Devon Biggs, who lived with his family in Lordstown until they moved to an eastern Columbus suburb within the last year, was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon near the school he attended.
According to the police report, Devon was standing on a corner waiting for the street light to change around 4:10 pm Tuesday when he was struck by a car.
The police report states that the 33-year-old woman driving a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling south on James Street while attempting to give her infant child a pacifier in the vehicle's backseat.
The report states that the driver looked up to see that the traffic in front of her had abruptly halted, the driver locked up her brakes, but according to the report, which were faulty. To avoid a collision with the stopped cars, the driver served to the right, jumping the curb and striking Devon.
Columbus station 10 WBNS News reported that Biggs was a freshman at Eastmoor Academy, and was hit near the school.
Devon was transported to a hospital in downtown Columbus in critical condition but was pronounced dead.
Columbus police are investigating the crash.