Boy, 5, Fatally Struck By Car Identified
IRWINDALE (CNS) — A 5-year-old boy who was fatally struck Friday by a car has been identified by Los Angeles County coroner’s officials.
Ernesto Rodriguez, of La Puente, was struck while walking with his father and 3-year-old sister about 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of East Arrow Highway in Irwindale.
The three were heading north to the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, when the five-year-old reportedly bolted and was hit by a westbound car, Irwindale police Sgt. Armando Lopez said.
An officer performed CPR on the child until paramedics arrived. The boy was taken to a trauma center where he was pronounced dead.
The motorist stopped at the scene and was not charged, Lopez said.
The crash remained under investigation.