8-year-old Bicknell boy remembered by his community


BICKNELL, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The investigation has nearly wrapped up out of Knox County.

Friday evening, an 8-year-old Bicknell boy, Micah Chambers was hit and killed by a vehicle as he was crossing SR 67.

“Tthe kids on this night as they often do they go over to the restaurant and get drinks and food and unfortunately they crossed right over that highway that goes through town,” Knox County Sheriff Doung Vantlin said.

It’s a typical activity in Bicknell for a Friday night. Hang out at the roller rink and maybe pick up a meal just across the roadway.

Sheriff Vantlin admits SR 67 in this stretch isn’t well lit at night. Around 6:30 Friday evening 8-year-old Micah Chambers of Bicknell was hit by an out-of-state driver, Joey Mcdaniel of Pineville, Louisiana.

Sheriff Vantlin says Micah was crossing with a group of children from the skate rink ages 8 – 13.

“It was an accident, the individual that was driving the vehicle is not being charged with anything at this point.”

The Bicknell community is moving forward after the accident. Micah’s pastor John Moreland describes his first Sunday service without Micah.

“Micah was so much full of energy, there were many times that I’d be out in the hallways at church and he’d be bouncing around somewhere and I’d say, ‘ok, Micah , ok, ok.’ to be honest with you yesterday morning as people were coming up for worship, I missed that out of the hallway.”

Pastor Moreland says Micah loved his sense of community whether that was at church where they recently filled 125 shoe boxes for operation shoebox.

“At least 6 of those shoe boxes had Micah’s hands all over them because he was so excited to be able to put together the shoe boxes for kids who will be receiving those somewhere around the world.”

Or whether it was in his third grade classroom.

“He just had a way of touching peoples lives and he loved people, you never had to guess that he made that very well known.

Micah’s viewing will be at Word of Life Church in Bicknell from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. His celebration of life will start at 2 pm.

You can help donate to Micah’s family for funeral expenses by heading to Fredrickandson funeral home to contribute.

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