WARRICK CO, Ind (WEHT) – The child that died after an accident on Highway 66 has been identified as Braxton Freeze, 4, of Princeton, says the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A child has died, following an accident on Hwy 66 near Outer Lincoln Avenue early Monday morning.

Authorities say the child’s mother was from out of town visiting a friend who was working late. While they were sleeping inside the office, the child wandered outside and onto Hwy 66.

The child was in a lane of traffic when they were fatally hit by a driver on their way to work.

Officials say the area is poorly lit and the driver did not see the child. The driver called 911 to report the accident.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the accident.