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Toddler Killed After Being Hit By Truck On Bike Trail

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File image of police officer (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

File image of police officer (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS Seattle) — A truck struck and killed a 2-year-old boy Monday in Pierce County, according to KIRO 7.

The vehicle veered off Highway 410 near Buckley and continued onto a paved biking trail. The truck hit the toddler — who was being pulled in a wagon by his father — before crashing into a nearby utility pole.

A number of witnesses rushed to the boy’s aid, including a former paramedic and firefighter, but all were unsuccessful in reviving the child who ultimately died from his injuries.

The 78-year-old driver of the truck cannot recall exactly how he ended up on the trail.

Though alcohol was not a factor in the deadly crash, police believe prescription drugs may have played a role.

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