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Driver who hit and killed boy had medical condition, no driver's license
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GREENVILLE, Mich., (WZZM) -The driver who hit and killed a 4-year-old boy in Greenville Monday had her license suspended for medical reasons in 2014.

The accident happened at the busy intersection of Lafayette and Washington. The driver had a yellow arrow. As she turned left, Talos Bills, 4, was on his scooter crossing the street with his cousin.

The driver tells police she didn't see him and didn't immediately know she hit him.

"She stopped, and another motorist approached her at the same time. She was trying to figure out what was going on," said Sgt. Dennis Magirl of the Greenville police.

The driver, a 69-year old woman from Cedar Springs, has a lengthy driving record. Due to a medical condition, she's had several hearings regarding the status of her license. It was suspended in 2014.

"Generally, if that were the case, without the accident, she would be cited at that time -- but being that there was a death involved, it adds to the case," said Magirl. "But it's not the focal point of the investigation."

The focus is on what caused the accident. Investigators have talked to several witnesses and are looking at electronic data from the truck.

"The investigators will meet with technicians to download data from the box on truck to see what info it has," said Magirl, who added that investigators will be looking for information on speed and braking. Once they have that, they can likely move forward with the case. "Her driving status will be taken into consideration once we present the case to the prosecutor's office."

WZZM 13 News spoke to the driver off camera. We are not releasing her name because she hasn't been charged. She told us that she felt bad about what happened and hopes to soon talk to the family.


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