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Toddler Dies After Being Hit By Postal Truck In Downingtown

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A two-year-old boy was struck by a mail truck and killed Thursday afternoon in Downingtown, Pa.

A two-year-old boy was struck by a mail truck and killed Thursday afternoon in Downingtown, Pa.

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DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A young child has died after being struck by a United States Postal Service truck in Chester County Thursday.

The deadly accident happened at about 9:45 a.m. in the 300 block of Kennedy Drive in Downingtown Borough.

According to police, the 53-year-old driver of the truck was delivering mail to mail boxes on the street when the child was struck. Police say the driver had just delivered mail to a box and was pulling away to proceed to the next box when the two-year-old boy crossed, unseen by the driver, in front of the vehicle.

The little boy was rushed to Paoli Trauma Center where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

Police say the accident remains under investigation and at this time, no charges are pending.

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