COMMERCE - A 9-year-old Commerce boy was killed when he rode through a stop sign and was struck by a van Wednesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.<br />
Jackson County Emergency Services personnel said they were called to Brookwood Avenue at Carson Street in Commerce around 3:45 p.m. <br />
Investigating troopers said it appeared Alexander Lamar King rode his bicycle through a stop sign from Brookwood Avenue turning left onto Carson Street. The child was struck by a 2006 Econoline van. <br />
The van driver, Jimmy Lee Wise, 62, of Athens was not injured. <br />
The investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing.<br />
In celebration of a major gift to the Brenau University ForeverGold campaign, the lobby of Brenau's physical therapy school at the Brenau Downtown Center was dedicated Friday in memory of Ralph W. Cleveland and in honor of his wife, Mary Cleveland.