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Cullman first grader killed in accident remembered

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Jeremiah Harville. Jeremiah Harville.

People touched by Jeremiah Harville say he was excited about life, loved sports and was a good friend. 

"He was just a wonderful child," said Tricia Culpepper, Principal at Cullman City Primary School. 
Harville died Thursday after being hit by a car while riding his bike in the Carroll Oaks subdivision. Cullman police tells ABC 33/40 that the driver did everything she could to prevent the deadly collision. 

"We're investigating this as a traffic accident. It appears from the witnesses we talked to that she did everything that was asked." said Craig Green, Assistant Chief of Police for the Cullman Police Department. "She was driving below the posted speed the best we can tell, driving in a very careful manner. It is just one of those unfortunate things that happen." 

At the scene of the accident Friday, bright yellow ribbons were put up to remember the bright, active boy whose life was taken too soon. 

"He was a wonderful, active little boy who loved sports. Yesterday, he was able to go to the high school baseball field and run the bases with our high school baseball team," said Culpepper. 

Students at Harville's school wrote memory letters which will be presented to the family.  School officials also had additional counselors to speak with students in his first grade class.  

"Really, they were talking about the memory of Jeremiah. What a good friend he was. What a good playmate and that they were sorry for what had happened. Some of the students expressed concern for Jeremiah's family." said Culpepper. 

Close family friends say they're still trying to come to terms with Jeremiah's loss.  

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver in the accident. 

Funeral arrangements for the 6-year-old have yet to be announced. 


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