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Saginaw Child Dies After Being Hit in Family's Driveway

Father accidentally hits child while backing out of family's driveway

A 2-year-old boy died Thursday afternoon after being accidentally struck by his father's vehicle as he backed out of the driveway, police say.

The boy was hit just before 11 a.m. when he walked into the path of the vehicle outside the family's home on the 600 block of Carriage Lane in Saginaw.

The toddler was airlifted to Cook Children's Hospital at about 11:40 a.m., but before that could happen he had to be moved by ambulance to an area where the helicopter could land.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner the boy, identified as Luke Rodriguez, died in the ER at 12:17 p.m.

Specifics about the child's injuries and cause of death are not yet known.

The incident is currently under investigation, however criminal charges are not anticipated at this time, police said.

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