Alaska State Troopers say a Fairbanks sixth-grade student struck by an SUV driver who didn’t stop at a stop sign Tuesday morning has died from his injuries. Jamison Thrun, 11, was pronounced dead shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.Witnesses say 68-year-old Yiki Kim’s 2005 Toyota Highlander ran through a stop sign at Loftus Road and Birch Lane, striking Thrun at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday. The SUV then broke through a fence and hedge to hit a parked Chevrolet Tahoe before breaking through a second fence and coming to a stop. Kim then put the Highlander in reverse, striking a mailbox before she stopped at the direction of a homeowner.
Thrun was taken from the scene to Fairbanks Memorial in critical condition.
Kim was arrested on charges of first-degree assault and reckless driving. The assault charge was upgraded to manslaughter Wednesday.