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12-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in Valley Stream

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VALLEY STREAM (PIX11) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning in Valley Stream on Long Island.

Officers responded to northbound South Franklin Avenue at West Merrick Road around 7:17 a.m. where the boy had been struck by a 2003 GMC Yukon.

The boy was transported Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he later died.

The driver was identified as Austin Soldano, 29, of Seaford.

Soldano was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.