MOUNTAIN HOME, AR. (THECOUNT) — Lucas Todd has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed in an accident Thursday morning in southwestern Mountain Home.
Todd, 17, was on-foot in the area of Roberts Drive when he was struck by two vehicles after 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Officials said 911 was notified of a traffic accident involving a pedestrian in the area of U.S. Highway 62/412 West in the vicinity of Roberts Drive at 10:06 a.m.
The teen was about to enter his junior year of high school at Mountain Home Public Schools, reports BaxterBulletin.
Todd was a member of the Mountain Home High School Cross Country team.
The school released the following statement on the teen’s passing:
“We are intensely saddened by the news of the death of one of our beloved students, junior, Lucas Todd,” said Dr. Jake Long, Superintendent of Mountain Home Public Schools. “Lucas was such a bright light. He never let any challenge or difficulty stand in his way. Lucas consistently exceeded expectations and inspired all of us as well has his classmates. He was the true definition of a Bomber — he stood out for his good character, his perseverance, and for his kind nature.”
Arkansas State Police and the Mountain Home police department are investigating the deadly incident.
Geo quick facts: Mountain Home is a city in, and the county seat of, Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,448 – Wikipedia.