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Relative Hits, Kills Toddler While Driving

A Louisville toddler is dead, after being hit by an SUV driven by a relative.

The accident happened in the parking lot of an apartment complex off Preston Highway.

Police say a relative was dropping off the boy's mother, when the driver didn't see the boy in the parking lot.
Right now, it's unclear if the boy had been riding in the SUV.

The child was one and a half years old. Police say they won't file charges.

AP Story

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A toddler died after being struck by a vehicle driven by a relative, police said.

The 18-month-old boy was struck by a sport utility vehicle in
the parking lot of an apartment complex and died at the scene,
authorities said.

No charges were pending, said Officer Phil Russell, a Louisville
Metro Police spokesman.

The relative was dropping off the boy's mother at the
apartments, Russell said. After letting the woman out, he pulled
forward and accidentally struck the toddler, who he did not see,
Russell said.

"Everything so far points to this being an extremely tragic
accident," he said.

--- Information from: The Courier-Journal, www.courier-journal.com

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