A 4-year-old boy that was hit by a car on gameday of an SEC college football game has passed away, the school announced on Monday night.
The child was hit at about 2 p.m. E.T. on Saturday while on campus for Kentucky's football game this past weekend.
Kentucky.com has more of the tragic details:
Marco Lee Shemwell, 4, died Monday at UK Healthcare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital, according to the University of Kentucky.
The child was hit around 2 p.m. Saturday while he and his family were waiting to cross Cooper Drive near Scoville Drive, according to police.
The driver, 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil, was driving east on Cooper and his car might have “veered off the road a little bit,” Lexington police Sgt. Stephen Yoder said Saturday.
Our thoughts are with the child's family. May he rest in peace.