5-year-old boy killed by car in Walnut Park

WALNUT PARK, LOS ANGELES

According to the /*California Highway Patrol*/, the boy, Christian Antonio Martinez, was hit just after 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Poplar Place.

The 25-year-old driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Authorities say the driver may have been trying to go around a car that was double parked.

Neighbors say Martinez was chasing a ball into the street when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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