Boy dies after car runs him over

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ENCINITAS, Calif. — A 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in a coastal North County neighborhood Friday, authorities reported.

The driver of a Toyota Camry was pulling out of a driveway in front of an apartment complex in the 300 block of Encinitas Boulevard on his way to work when the child ran directly in his path on the roadside shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s officials.

boy-diesThe toddler wound up pinned beneath the sedan, Deputy David Loe told reporters. Passers-by were able to lift it enough to free the child, who died at the scene.

The boy’s name was withheld pending family notification.

The motorist was not expected to face charges, Loe said.

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