CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — A toddler is dead after being struck by a delivery vehicle near Boston.
According to Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, the 2-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by the sport utility delivery vehicle at about noon Saturday.
The boy was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. In a tweet relaying the details of the incident, Kyes called the death “absolutely heartbreaking.”
The driver remained on scene. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Authorities have not released the name of the deceased boy and referred questions about the case to the Suffolk County District Attorney, whose office did not immediately respond to messages.