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Alleged Driver Of SUV That Killed Boy In Brooklyn Facing Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges

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A driver is facing criminally negligent homicide charges after police say he struck and killed a 9-year-old boy with his SUV.

Surveillance video from a nearby store shows a Ford Expedition moments before it hit young Lucian Merryweather near Dekalb Avenue and Clermont Avenue in Fort Greene.

Police say 59-year-old Anthony Byrd was at the wheel.

Investigators believe that the SUV collided with another car before hitting several parked cars, jumping a curb and hitting the family.

Merryweather's 5-year-old brother was also injured. Police say he's in stable condition.

Residents says it was a horrific accident.

"The kid was pinned against the wall under the car," said one witness. "I didn't even see the blood. I just seen the arm, and then, and that's when I turned my back."

"The scene was such a sad thing to see," said another. "You don't want to see children such a young age go under the car, under the hood."

Police say Byrd stayed on the scene and was arrested there.

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