UPDATE: Police identify boy hit by truck in Rita Ranch

UPDATE: Police Identify Boy Hit By Truck In Rita RanchStuffed animals at the memorial for Denver Greenberg (Source: KOLD News 13) UPDATE: Police Identify Boy Hit By Truck In Rita RanchA woman left flowers and a balloon at the corner of where Denver Greenberg, 3, was hit and killed Wednesday night in Tucson. (Source: KOLD News 13) TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –

The young boy hit and killed by a truck on Tucson s southeast side Wednesday night has been identified as 3-year-old Denver Greenberg. The accident happened just before 6 p.m., according to the Tucson Police Department. The TPD said Greenberg was riding a push scooter and his father and 4-year-old brother were following behind him. The boy was struck when he entered an unmarked crosswalk as the driver of the truck was making a left turn onto East Banbridge Street.

By Thursday night, what started as a single balloon near the intersection where Denver was hit, a large memorial had formed. Stuffed animals, super hero toys and sports equipment are just a few of the items left at the site. Most people adding to the memorial Thursday said they didn’t know Denver, but they wanted to show his family that there is a community behind them.

“We’re going to take good care of this family and we’re going to show our respect to this little boy,” said Sarah Toscano. She walked to the memorial from her home with her two sons you her side. Toscano said she wanted to teach her children about loss and accidents. She said Denver could have grown up to become a friend to her boys, but now they’re processing his death.

“I am concerned at how things go in today’s world that they will experience loss in their childhood,” she said. “It’s important for me to prepare them for that just in case.”

In this case, firefighters were on scene in less than a minute from the initial 911 call, according to Captain Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire Department. Sgt. Pete Dugan with TPD said first responders rushed Greenberg to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck remained on the scene and has not been cited. Dugan said speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, but the investigation remains open.

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