Child, 6, airlifted to hospital after being hit by pickup truck in Pasco County

The driver failed to yield to the boy, who was walking in a marked crosswalk, according to troopers.
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Published Nov. 1, 2019|Updated Nov. 1, 2019

A 6-year-old boy was was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Pasco County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Domanic Keyes, of Trinity, was walking westbound across Starkey Blvd. in a marked crosswalk around 7:30 p.m. when he entered the path of a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Nicholas Formico, 61, of Port Richey.

The truck, traveling northbound on Starkey Blvd. approaching Towne Ave., failed to yield and collided with the child, according to troopers.

Keyes was listed as a trauma alert and airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital. He is in serious condition.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to troopers.