NEW: Memorial tonight for boy, 6, killed while riding skateboard


A memorial will be held tonight in honor of a 6-year-old boy who was killed Jan. 6 in suburban West Palm Beach after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a skateboard.

Jeremiah Lopez, a Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School student, darted out of a driveway while crouched on his skateboard and rode into the path of an oncoming 2009 Jeep Cherokee.

Jeremiah was visiting family members at the time of the crash, which took place just after 5 p.m. on the 4500 block of Bensel Street, off Military Trail northwest of Palm Beach International Airport. He died in his mother’s arms.

Today’s memorial will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 4575 Bensel St., near the spot where Jeremiah was killed.

Those wishing to attend are asked to bring candles or something that reminds them of Jeremiah.

A GoFundMe account set up in Jeremiah’s name has raised more than $3,700 for funeral and other costs.



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