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Police: Boy, 5, fatally struck as father backs up vehicle

November 23, 2018

VILLAGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old child western New York has died after being hit by a car his father was backing up on Thanksgiving.

Police in the Erie County village of Hamburg say the boy was hit around 2:30 p.m. Thursday as his father backed up a vehicle in the family’s driveway. The child was transported to a hospital, where he died soon afterward.

Police haven’t released the name of the boy or the father.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates drugs or alcohol weren’t involved in the accident.

An investigation is underway.

Hamburg is located just south of Buffalo.

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