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Police: Boy hit by car in Paradise declared brain dead

Published On: Jun 15 2013 10:24:47 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 02 2013 02:00:00 AM CDT
Skyler Milner yearbook photo
PARADISE, Calif. -

Paradise Police said 13 year-old Skyler Millner has been declared brain dead after being hit by a car on Friday.

The accident happened Friday afternoon on the Skyway in Paradise.

Police also said he suffered a broken leg and arm.

It took about a day and a half for Skyler to be identified as he lay unconscious in the hospital.

Police asked for the public's help, releasing pictures of the watch and running shoes he was wearing at the time of the accident.

On Saturday afternoon Paradise Police received a call from Brett Boman, stating he believed he was the father of the teenager hit by a car.

Brett looked at photographs at the Paradise Police Department and identified the boy as his son,  13 year-old Skyler Millner.

Brett also provided school photographs of Skyler.

Police said it took so long for Brett to come forward because he believed Skyler was staying at a friends house and wasn't expected to return until 4:00 p.m. Saturday night.

On Friday Skyler left his home to go for a run at the same time his father left to go shopping in Chico.

Upon Brett's return later in the evening, he was unaware of the traffic collision and believed Skyler was at his friend's house as planned.

Brett  said he received no calls saying Skyler never arrived.

Brett said he became aware of the collision at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

He said he waited until 4:00 p.m. to contact the friend's home to determine if Skyler was going to walk home or needed a ride. Upon learning Skyler never arrived, Brett immediately called the police department.

Brett arrived at the station and made positive identification.

Police said Skyler was struck in the crosswalk of the 5500 block of the Skyway by a 2006 Mercedes driven by 63 year-old Kenneth Hunt.