Boy, 6, Killed at Monster Truck Show

Washington boy dies after he's struck in head by metal debris
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2009 6:38 AM CST
Phyllis Dwyer fights back tears yesterday while comforting her children after stepson Sebastian Hizey was killed when he was struck by metal debris while watching a monster truck show.   (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Drew Perine)

(Newser) – A 6-year-old Washington boy was killed when he was struck in the head by a flying piece of metal while watching a Monster Truck show. It wasn't immediately clear what flew off one of the trucks and up over a safety barrier. Another fan in the stands was also injured. The weekend performances continued as planned, despite the death, though the problem truck was removed. "Our entire family is grief-stricken and angry," said the boy's stepmother.