Child struck, killed by car in Jersey City
An 8-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car in Jersey City Saturday afternoon.
The child, identified as Jerry Grant, was part of a championship double Dutch team named the Honey Bees, which had performed on The Tonight Show over the summer.
Team founder Takeria Clark told News 12 that they were crossing the street at Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street when Grant ran into the road and was struck by a red Jeep.
Authorities say the 60-year-old driver of Jeep, who lives in Union City, stopped in the area of 114 Christopher Columbus Drive after passing motorists and pedestrians alerted him that his vehicle had struck a pedestrian.
The driver stayed at the scene, and no charges have been filed and summons have been issued.
Police towed the Jeep away as part of their investigation into the incident.