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Toddler hit, killed by driver in East L.A.

March 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way into the death of a toddler who was run over by an SUV in East Los Angeles.Brian Marroquin, 2, was struck on the 3800 block of Percy Street near Whittier Boulevard about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after running into the roadway. He was transported to County USC Medical Center, where he later died.

Investigators say it was not a hit-and-run situation, but witnesses say the driver kept going before stopping up the street when the victim's father and a witness caught up with him.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Carlos Sanchez. He was driving 10-15 mph when the accident occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sanchez was not cited and there is no word on whether any charges will be filed against him.

City News Service contributed to this story.


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