Boy, 9, killed rescuing duck from the road
By Joel Currier
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
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ST. CHARLES COUNTY — Danny Bampton’s compassion for animals cost him his life.
Investigators say the 9-year-old St. Charles County boy was riding with his mother on Highway P near a relative’s house Wednesday afternoon when he saw an injured duck in the road and asked her whether he could save it. After she pulled the car over, Danny hopped out and put the duck in a roadside culvert on the south side of the highway.
But when he tried to cross back over the rural, two-lane road to his family’s car, Danny was struck by a westbound Subaru Legacy driven by Alayna R. Hitz, 18, of Wentzville.
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Wow, what a tragedy for ALL involved.
I bet Mom is going to rethink that decision for a long time.
But, someone always wins the lotto.
Maybe, there’s a lesson there. But I’m having a hard time seeing it.
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