A Michigan boy, trying to capture his dog who escaped from home, was killed by a car in Westland on Saturday night. According to Fox 2 Detroit News, the 10-year-old boy, identified as Gage Carter, was chasing after his dog “Stitch,” when they were both hit by a car traveling on Wayne Road.
The car which struck the pair was driven by a 69-year-old woman, reported Click on Detroit News. It is not believed that the woman was impaired by drugs or alcohol. A family member told a local news source that Stitch bolted out of the house when a family friend opened a door…the child chased after his dog, who ran directly onto the road nearby.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help the family pay for the little boy’s funeral. The GoFundMe fundraiser description states:
Tonight God took another angel way too soon. Gage Carter was chasing his dog (his best friend) that had got loose and they both were hit by a truck and taken from us way too soon. The family is going to need us all to pull together and help them through this VERY hard time.