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Boy, 7, fatally struck by auto

IN SANTA ANA Sunday night a 7-year-old boy was fatally injured when hit by an auto (Shutterstock).

A 7-year-old boy died after being struck by a car as he was walking along a street in Santa Ana Sunday night.

According to the SAPD, police received a call of a pedestrian down in the roadway at 8:50 p.m. Officers and Orange County Fire Authority personnel responded and found the child, who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

The incident took place in the area of 700 N. Rosita St., southeast of Hazard Avenue and Euclid Street.  It appears the child was crossing Rosita north of 7th Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Rosita Street.

Police say the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Anyone having information about the collision is asked to contact Investigator Corporal N. Quinones at (714) 245-8216 or the SAPD Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200. 

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