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10-year-old boy dies months after being struck by driver in Kenton County

Officials released the boy's identity Wednesday morning
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Posted at 9:24 AM, Dec 01, 2021

CRESCENT SPRINGS, Ky. — A boy has died from injuries he suffered after he was hit by a driver in July in Crescent Springs, Ky., according to the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.

Officials said 10-year-old Omar Ahmed died from his injuries on Tuesday at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He was injured on July 2 at around 9:41 p.m. on Buttermilk Pike, near the entrance to the Crestbrook Apartment Community at Crestbrook Drive when he was struck by the driver of a 2019 Infiniti QX40.

Police said Ahmed and his mother left their apartment to walk to a nearby store. As they walked on the sidewalk lining Buttermilk Pike, Ahmed's mother told police the boy spotted fireworks coming from somewhere behind nearby St. Joseph School.

Police said Ahmed's mother told them despite her efforts to stop him, her son ran toward the fireworks and into the eastbound lanes of Buttermilk Pike, into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Officers said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police and determined the driver of the SUV was unable to react to the boy running into the road. They have not announced any charges connected with the crash or Ahmed's death.

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