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Young child dies after being struck by vehicle in driveway in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — The Hesperia Police Department responded to an accident Tuesday afternoon that left a young child dead.

At about 4:50 pm, San Bernardino County Fire was dispatched to a home in the 16000 block of Manzanita Street where a boy was struck by a vehicle.

First responders rushed the child to Desert Valley Hospital where despite life-saving measures, he succumbed to his injuries, officials said.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “deputies learned the young child, his parents and grandparents were in the front yard of the residence preparing to leave.

The family entered a sedan driven by a 51-year-old female and drove forward attempting to exit the property. “Unbeknownst to the driver, the child was out of view and was struck,” officials said.

Investigators with the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating the collision. Anyone with information pertinent to this case contact the Hesperia Police Department at (760)947-1500.

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