Autistic boy killed on US 60Posted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz.-- A spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety said an autistic boy was killed Saturday evening while walking along the US 60.
Au-Juna Banks-Taylor, 9, was reported missing from his home near Greenfield and Main around 6:30 p.m.
Banks-Taylor was struck in the fourth lane of the five lane highway. The 62-year-old driver of the vehicle that officials believe struck Banks-Taylor stayed on the scene.
DPS said there was no indication of impairment.
DPS estimated the boy was five to six miles away from his home.