Teen killed in auto-pedestrian crash described as ‘great kid’

SYRACUSE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The 15-year-old boy hit by two vehicles in an auto-pedestrian crash Monday night has died. 
Police say Dakota Kilburn, ninth grader at Syracuse Junior High School, was walking across a crosswalk at 200 West 1450 South when he was hit by a car headed southbound.
The impact threw Kilburn into the path of northbound traffic and he was hit and pinned by a second car. Witnesses in the area rushed over to help lift the car of the teen. Kilburn was taken to the hospital by a medical helicopter, but he died from his injuries Tuesday. 

Davis School District released Kilburn’s school photo along with the following statement Tuesday afternoon. 
“Dakota was just a great kid. He was a great student, good-natured and funny, and several students remember the many times he would make them laugh and feel good.  He was a member of the Syracuse Junior High School Singers, a member of the school wrestling team and just someone that others enjoyed being around.
Members of the district’s crisis team were at the school today and will also be at the school tomorrow for any student or faculty member who are struggling with Dakota’s loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” 

A GoFundMe page was set up to help with Dakota’s funeral expenses. 

Friends who wrestled with Dakota have planned a vigil to celebrate Dakota’s life. The gathering will be held at 1450 S 200 W in Syracuse from 8:15 to 10 p.m.  See the Facebook event page for more information. 

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