Boy, 7, killed riding bicycle in Hudson identified; attended Seton Catholic School
The Hudson community is mourning the loss of a 7-year-old boy who died after being struck while riding his bicycle over the weekend.
Vincent Baran, 7, of Hudson died after being hit by a vehicle on his bike Saturday in downtown Hudson, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.
Police Chief Perry Tabak said a vehicle driven by a 60-year-old woman struck the boy.
"Tragically, the injuries from the accident were fatal," Tabak said in a statement released Monday morning.
Authorities have released few details about the incident. Jody Roberts, the city's communications manager, said no charges have been filed as of Monday.
Seton Catholic School, where Vincent was a student, shared a Facebook post on Sunday mourning the loss. The school also thanked the first responders "who desperately tried to save a life" and a group of people who prayed at the scene.
"The Seton Catholic School Community is sad, devastated and mourning the tragic loss of a cherished student," the post read. "Our tears are plentiful. Our hearts are broken."
The fatal crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on West Streetsboro Street, a block west of state Route 91.
The Hudson Police Department is continuing to investigate the crash with assistance from the Summit Metro Crash Response Team.
"No additional information is available at this time," Tabak said. "Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family."
The road near the accident was closed for several hours after the incident.
The Baran family was the subject of a story that appeared in the Hudson Hub-Times on Dec. 25, 2013.
Vincent was 11 months old at the time when he, along with his mother, Lindsay, and his siblings, greeted their father and husband, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ben Baran, as he arrived home following a long-term deployment at Christmas in 2013. Lt. Cmdr. Baran was returning home from serving in Afghanistan.
In that 2013 story, Lindsay Baran said she found out her husband was leaving for Afghanistan about the same time she learned she was expecting Vincent. With Lt. Cmdr. Baran returning home, it was the first Christmas that the family spent together in two years.
Beacon Journal reporter Phil Keren contributed to this report. Reach reporter Sean McDonnell at 330-996-3186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.