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Casket Truck Hits, Kills Brooklyn Boy, 6

December 8, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) _ A truck hauling empty caskets struck and killed a 6-year-old boy Thursday on a street near a deli owned by his family, police said.

Andry Vega was walking to the deli in the city’s Brooklyn borough from a school with adult. Witnesses told police the boy had gotten ahead of the adult and was in the crosswalk with a green light when the truck, from a casket manufacturing company, ran a red light and ran him over.

The driver was being questioned, police said. No charges have been filed.

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