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Child Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

June 2, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis Police responded to a personal injury accident on the 2500 block of 17th Avenue South at 8:31 p.m. on a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.

A van dropping off the juvenile male victim parked next to the curb facing northbound on 17th Avenue South. The victim got out of the van, walked behind the vehicle and proceeded to walk into the street. A Chrysler sedan traveling northbound on 17th Avenue South struck the victim in the street.

Citizens were providing medical care to the juvenile male victim when officers arrived at the scene. Officers also assisted with medical care until paramedics from Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) arrived. The victim was transported to HCMC by ambulance where he died from his injuries.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death.

The adult male driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. The crash is being investigated by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit. Case Number 17-202842.

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