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Mother of Boy Scout hit by car speaks out

October 03, 2018 - 6:11 pm

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- The mother of one of the Boy Scouts hit by a car during a Long Island hike says he's recovering but traumatized.

Kristine Lynch tells Newsday she happened to call her 15-year-old son Kaden just a few minutes after the crash alongside a Manorville road on Sunday.

Lynch says she could hear troop leaders and good Samaritans trying to help the boys.

Three other scouts were injured and 12-year-old Andrew McMorris died.

Kaden was released from the hospital on Monday. His brother, 12-year-old Colin, was a close friend of the boy who died.

Lynch says the scouts were taking a shortcut after walking for four hours.

Thomas Murphy, pictured, has pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated. His attorney has called the crash "a tragedy for everyone."