Boy, 12, struck, killed by car

From Staff ReportsMarch 14, 2014 

— A 12-year-old resident of a group home for mentally-impaired kids was struck and killed by a car Monday night in front of the home.

Kahlil Todd was outside the home at 1521 Ranch Road when he was struck by a 2008 Honda Accord near Wellons Road, just south of Clayton, according to the State Highway Patrol. The accident happened at about 8:20 p.m.

“It’s terrible,” said Stephen Carl, manager of the group home, known as Lighthouse Residential Treatment Facility. Carl said he had worked closely with Kahlil and said the boy was not prone to wandering away from the house.

The Lighthouse is set back off the road on a small hill and is home to several youth with mental-health or substance-abuse problems.

In a statement, Lighthouse management said, “The board of directors and staff of The Lighthouse are truly saddened by this tragic accident, and we are keeping his family in our prayers.”

The group home’s managers would say no more about the incident but are conducting an internal investigation.

State Highway Patrol investigators were trying to figure out why the car hit Kahlil. The Highway Patrol said neither speed nor alcohol contributed to the accident, and the driver of the car, Brian Session, 24, of Robin Lane in Clayton, has not been cited.

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