Updated:ORMOND BEACH, Fla.,None —
Grief counselors were at Ormond Beach Middle School on Thursday to try to help students and teachers cope with the death of a 12-year-old boy.
Cameron Brenneman was waiting for his sister to pick him up from school on Wednesday afternoon when his sister, 18-year-old Makensie Malecki, lost control of her truck and hit and killed him, according to police.
Investigators are still trying to piece together how the accident happened.
Eyewitnesses said Malecki did not appear to slow down when she rounded the corner on Lindenwood Circle and sideswiped a parked vehicle down the street from the Ormond Beach Middle School. Malecki's truck ricocheted off the other vehicle and hit the boy before crashing into a concrete utility pole.
"She didn't see the truck and she hit the truck, and as soon as she hit the truck, she ricocheted off it and ran into Cameron," said Nick Gugger, Brenneman's classmate.
Witnesses said Malecki ran to her brother and tried to help him.
"She got out of the truck and she went and grabbed Cameron and picked him up," said Gugger.
Emergency crews arrived and Brenneman was rushed to Halifax Hospital under a trauma alert, but doctors could do nothing to save him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
"It's pretty scary and really sad something like this happened," said Dean Boese, the siblings' neighbor.
Brenneman was a student at Ormond Beach Middle School and was waiting in a cul-de-sac with about 30 other students when the tragic crash happened.
Several of those students witnessed the crash and that's one reason that the school will have a crisis team of grief counselors to help students deal with the loss.
"I cried for maybe an hour," said Gugger. "I don't think I'll ever forget that."
"He was a good kid," said Boese. "Always in the neighborhood, a busy bee."
Brenneman's family lost their father several years ago after he was electrocuted at work.
Ormond Beach police have still not said why the girl lost control, but witnesses said she didn't seem to slow down as she rounded the corner into the
Investigators said they have ruled out filing any charges against Malecki.
She may receive a traffic citation.