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4-Year-Old Child Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CBSDC) - Police are investigating a fatal crash in Alexandria that killed a 4-year-old boy and injured his mother.

Alexandria Police say the incident occurred in the 6300 block of Stevenson Avenue around 11:05 a.m. on Saturday.

The preliminary investigation has revealed an 84-year-old man was driving his Jeep eastbound on Stevenson Ave. when the boy ran into the street.

The boy’s mother ran after him and both of them were struck by the Jeep.

They were then rushed to a local hospital where the boy was pronounced dead. His mother sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The victim’s identity has been withheld while next of kin is notified.

Police say the driver remained on the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

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