Parents of Harlem Boy, 6, Killed by Tractor-Trailer Sue Trucking Company

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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A crossing guard who was not at her post when a 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer one block from his East Harlem school never showed up for work that morning and has been suspended, officials tell NBC 4 New York. Marc Santia reports.

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A crossing guard who was not at her post when a 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer one block from his East Harlem school never showed up for work that morning and has been suspended, officials tell NBC 4 New York. Marc Santia reports.

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A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer one block from his school in East Harlem Thursday morning while the crossing guard was taking a break, according to a law enforcement official. Jonathan Vigliotti reports
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The family of a Harlem boy killed by a tractor-trailer at an intersection without a crossing guard has sued the trucking company.

The boy, Amar Diarrassouba, was hit on his way to school on Feb. 28. He was in the crosswalk, one block from school.

His parents filed the lawsuit on Monday against McLane Food Service Distribution and driver Robert Carroll Jr.

The suit claims the company "failed to keep the truck in a safe and proper manner."

The parents, Sidiki and Mehichata Diarrassouba, are seeking unspecified damages.

The company declined to comment.

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