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Child pronounced dead after being hit by car at South Fishing Pier Saturday night

WWSB Tampa logo WWSB Tampa 4/18/2021 ABC7 Staff
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - FHP has confirmed that a 3-year-old boy died Saturday around 4:50 p.m. on the South Fishing Pier along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Authorities say that the child was attempting to cross traffic and walked from behind a parked car into an oncoming pickup truck. The child was struck by the front of the truck and then again by the rear tire.

The truck stopped right away and authorities were called to the scene but FHP reports that the child was pronounced dead on the scene. The crash investigation is still ongoing and we will update you with any new information into the newsroom.

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