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Boy, 5, Fatally Struck By Car Identified

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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.

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