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Toddler dies after being hit by car on western New York road

July 26, 2019

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy has died of injuries suffered when he was hit by a car on a western New York road near his home.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says Leo Butler died Friday morning at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was struck by a car around 8 p.m. Tuesday when he wandered onto Route 5 in Waterloo near Mac’s Drive In.

The sheriff’s office says the 79-year-old woman driving the car wasn’t at fault. Authorities were investigating how the toddler was able to wander onto the road.

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