Child dies after being hit by vehicle

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:43 am

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a young boy died after being struck by a vehicle in South Florida.

Delray Beach police say 2-year-old Malachi Bennett was playing in front of his house when he was hit Monday afternoon. He was initially taken to a nearby hospital by his family and then transferred to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/ZnBg72) reports that the crash remains under investigation, and officials say the motorist is cooperating with police.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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