Child pronounced dead after being hit by car at South Fishing Pier Saturday

Child pronounced dead after being hit by car at South Fishing Pier Saturday
Child dies at South Fishing Pier (Source: WWSB)

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that a 3-year-old boy died Saturday after being hit by a car on the South Fishing Pier along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Authorities say that the child was attempting to cross the road around 4:50 p.m., and walked from behind a parked car into an oncoming pickup truck. The child was struck by the front of the truck and then again by the rear tire.

The truck stopped right away and authorities were called to the scene but FHP reports that the child was pronounced dead on the scene. The crash investigation is still ongoing and we will update you with any new information.

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