11-year-old Edison boy struck, killed in apartment parking lot
Hearts are heavy at the Lincoln School in Edison following the death of one its students.
The mother of Askari Mylikye Moore said on a GoFundMe page that he was killed on Friday night in the parking lot of his Edison apartment complex when he was struck by a car that had lost control.
Edison Schools notified parents via email over the weekend about the fifth-grader's death but did not identify Moore according to News 12 New Jersey.
"Our hearts go out to the child’s family in this time of mourning. I know that I speak for the entire school community when I write that we are here to lend comfort and support during this time of sadness," read the email.
Edison Police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office have not yet returned messages seeking information about the incident. NJ Advance Media reported that both agencies were investigating. The NJ Advance Media report cited Moore's mother saying her son had been skateboarding in the complex when he was struck.
Shakera Moore told NJ Advance Media she had moved from New Brunswick to Edison because she wanted a safer environment for her son.
In a video posted to Facebook, residents of the apartment complex are seen gathered in the parking lot over the weekend, taking turns sharing memories about Moore.
Moore is the the third young person to die in a collision in New Jersey over the weekend. Burlington High School student Antwan Timbers Jr.was struck and killed by a driver police said was under the influence of alcohol early Sunday morning. Friday night, Ewing High School senior Alex Martinez was hit by a train as he walked on the rail bridge over the Delaware River between Ewing and Morrisville, Pa.