Suspected drunk driver hits, kills 13-year-old in Loveland

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- A 13-year-old boy died when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver in Loveland Friday night.

Loveland police said they responded to the 4000 block of North Wilson Avenue where a truck had hit a pedestrian just after 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, authorities identified the victim as Gavin Myers.

A police statement says Richard Roy Swanson, 47 of Loveland, was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide, careless driving resulting in death and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

"Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash," Loveland police said Saturday.

People who live near the crash site said they were disturbed to hear the news.

"Now I don't feel safe letting the kids out and play," said Ivette Gavilan.

Another woman who lives in the area, Kenya Ragsdale, said there have been many crashes on the corner where the boy was killed.

"[I] would say I'm halfway surprised and halfway not," said Ragsdale.

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