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2-year-old dead after being struck by dad’s truck in driveway

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Flagstaff, AZ (KPHO) — A 2-year-old boy died Thursday after his father accidentally struck him with his vehicle in the driveway of their Flagstaff-area home.

On Thursday morning, the Flagstaff Police/Coconino Sheriff 911 Dispatch Center received an emergency call from a distraught man en route to the Flagstaff Medical Center with his toddler son.

The man told dispatch that the child had been struck by his truck as he was leaving his driveway.

Officers in the field were notified and Flagstaff Police Department located the vehicle and escorted it to the hospital.

The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say the boy’s father was unaware the child had followed him outside. He further stated he was not able to see the child.

The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office are continuing investigation of the incident. The father has not been charged.