Police: 2-year-old child dead after theft suspect crashes in Pennsylvania

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A 2-year-old child is dead and a man is in custody after a crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that police say happened as he was fleeing an area department store with stolen goods.

It happened early Tuesday afternoon on Route 13 in Tullytown.

Police said a man driving an SUV with a 2-year-old child in the back seat stole speakers for a television set from a Walmart store then drove off.

Authorities said he ran a red light at the intersection of Route 13 and Levittown Parkway.

A person who had a green light T-boned the SUV, causing it to collide with another vehicle.

The 2-year-old in the SUV was thrown from the vehicle during the collision. The child was taken to an area hospital but did not survive.

Police said the driver ran from the scene of the crash, but he was captured by police a short distance away.

There were early reports from the scene stating that the man is the child's father, but their relationship was not confirmed by authorities.

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