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Toddler Fatally Struck In Driveway Of Sylmar Home

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SYLMAR (CBS) — An 18-month old boy was fatally struck in a driveway of a Sylmar home, police said Saturday.

The accident, which took place during a family party in the 14200 block of W. Sayre Street, was reported about 8:25 p.m. Friday, Los Angeles police Sgt. Cameron Dunnet of the Valley Traffic Division said.

According to authorities, 20-year-old Alfonso Lopez Jr. was backing a Honda Odyssey out of the driveway when the accident occurred.

The toddler was airlifted to Northridge Hospital, where he was declared dead about 9 p.m.

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