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Toddler struck and killed in Las Cruces parking lot

A toddler was struck and killed in this parking lot, according to police.
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A toddler was struck and killed in this parking lot, according to police.

UPDATE, APRIL 25TH: The city of Las Cruces confirmed an 18-month old girl died Sunday evening.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., a man driving a lifted truck pulled out of a parking space and struck the toddler, who died on scene, according to a news release.

The city confirmed that the driver stayed on scene is cooperating with the investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY, APRIL 24TH: LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A toddler was struck and killed by a car in the parking lot of a Las Cruces park on Sunday evening, police confirmed.

A police spokesman said that the child was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot of Veterans Memorial Park. He said the child was younger than two years old and died on scene.

He did not release the child's name or gender. It was also not yet known if the driver of the vehicle would face charges. The spokesman could not confirm whether or not the driver stayed on scene.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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