Troopers say Gaston County middle-school student struck by car, killed as he walked to school

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CRAMERTON, North Carolina — The N.C. Highway Patrol says a 14-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a car in Gaston County while walking to school.

Multiple media outlets say Cramerton Middle School student Steven Canipe was walking on a local road around 7:25 a.m. Friday. He was about a half-mile from the school when he was struck.

Emergency personnel said Canipe was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, but was unconscious when a helicopter flew him to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The patrol said troopers are investigating.

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