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Man backing pickup out of driveway struck, killed boy, 2

February 21, 2021 GMT

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) —

A man backing a pickup truck out of a driveway struck and killed a 2-year-old boy in New Jersey, authorities said.

Officials in Somerset County said the accident happened at a Franklin Township home at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said live-saving measures were performed at the scene but the child was pronounced dead at a local trauma center. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Township Police and the county prosecutor’s office are investigating.