PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Eight-year old Connor Zink was remembered by his second grade classmates today at the Clairton Elementary School.

Zink, who lived with his mother in Elizabeth, was visiting his father and grandfather Friday evening, when while skateboarding, he was struck by a car outside his father’s home. He died later at a hospital of blunt force trauma.

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His classmates today planted a garden outside their school to remember him.

“Connor was always nice to me, when someone would break their pencil, he would always give them one to use,” his classmate, Max Carnegie said.

Another of his classmates, Zavier Stuvaintes told KDKA-TV News that Connor was his best friend, adding “He wanted to be a police officer, and I want to be a doctor, Connor was pretty tough.”

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Dr. Magie Berger, the school principal, said it was important for children and their parents to remember that youngsters should always wear safety helmets when outside, whether it be riding a bike, or skateboarding.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the car involved in the mishap.

Allegheny County Police are continuing their investigation of the accident.

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