Police: 1-year-old fatally struck by vehicle - KMOV.com

Police: 1-year-old fatally struck by vehicle

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A 23-month-old child was struck and killed when he wondered into traffic Monday evening, St. Louis police said.

Police spokeswoman Erica Van Ross said the accident happened around 5 p.m. in the 4000 block of Oregon Avenue, near the intersection with Osage Street.

Van Ross said several teenagers were watching the child, who was not identified, when they became involved in a fight.

In the confusion, Van Ross said, the child wondered into the street and was hit.

The child was taken to a St. Louis hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car that hit the child stopped a short time later and is cooperating with police, Van Ross said.

Police said it was unclear if any charges would be filed.

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