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Driver arrested, charged after fatally striking baby with van in Queens

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ELMHURST, Queens — The driver of the van who fatally struck a baby boy in Queens Friday morning has been arrested and charged, police said.

Armando Morales-Rodriguez, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with unlicensed operator.

Navraj Raju, an 8-month- old baby, died in Elmhurst Oct. 28.

Navraj Raju, an 8-month-old baby, died in Elmhurst on Oct. 28, 2016.

Navraj Raju's mother, 35, and born in India, was pushing him in a stroller along Astoria Boulevard between 93rd and 92nd street around 10:20 a.m. when a white van  struck the stroller, police said.

Morales-Rodriguez was driving the van was attempting to reverse out of a commercial driveway, according to police.

The 8-month-old baby was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told PIX11 the mother and baby had just left a nearby deli with a dozen eggs when the mother stopped to fix the blanket on the stroller, stopping behind the van.

Morales-Rodriguez, a local mechanic, was driving the white van and remained on the scene.