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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Young boy in street killed by car

A four-year-old boy was killed as he was attempting to cross the street at the 6300 block of Stevenson Avenue in the west end of Alexandria Saturday, May 4, the Alexandria Police Department reports.

According to a police department news release, an 84-year-old man was driving a 2010 Jeep Commander eastbound on Stevenson Avenue when the boy ran into the street. The boy’s mother ran after him and both of them were struck by the Jeep at 11:05 a.m. Both were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead. The mother sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A report in the Washington Post, however, says that while the mother was part of the group getting ready to cross the street, it was the boy’s aunt who was injured and who also protected a 3-year-old relative.

The police department’s Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident. Witnesses are asked to call the police, 703/746-4444.

The accident occurred close to where the I-395 ramp is being constructed.

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