BELFAST – A 9-year-old boy was killed July 19 in an incident involving a tow truck in a parking lot adjacent to High Street. Belfast Police and EMS technicians responded to the incident at approximately 2 p.m., according to a police statement.

Emergency aid was administered to the child and he was transported Waldo County General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

As of Tuesday morning, police were not releasing any further informaiton.

Monday evening, Regional School District 71 Superintendant Mary Alice McLean issued a public statement about the tragedy. She said, “The student’s name is not yet public to give time to the family to notify loved ones.”

McLean also said Ames Elementary School in Searsmont would be open Tuesday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. to support students, parents and staff, and that parents would be provided with materials about helping children in the death of a classmate. She concluded, “As one RSU 71 community, let us keep the parents, extended family, students, classmates, teachers and staff in our hearts and minds as they learn about and grapple with this tragedy.”

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