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2 boys killed as dad backs big rig over them

June 14, 2010 12:42:50 AM PDT
Authorities said two boys died Sunday after being accidentally run over by a big rig driven by their father in Wilmington.Police said the boys, ages 4 and 15, were with their father at a truck washing facility at 1320 E. Lomita Blvd. at the time of the accident. The boys were playing on the back of a semi without a container attached. When the father moved the truck, police said the boys fell off, and the father ran over them.

Joel Flores, the 15-year-old, was declared dead at the scene. Alexander Flores, the 4-year-old, was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

There were no immediate charges. Police said they were treating the incident as a terrible accident.