5-year-old hit, killed by truck in Colorado Springs parking lot


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This story has been updated.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 5-year-old was killed when the child’s dad accidentally hit them with a truck in a Colorado Springs parking lot Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Police said it happened just before 4:30 p.m. in a parking lot off 8th Street, just north of Cheyenne Boulevard on the southwest side of town. The child’s father was driving a truck into the lot when the child ran out to the lot and was hit by the truck, according to police.

Police said the father did not see the child running into the lot before the accident.

The child was taken to the hospital, where they died.

Police said there were no signs of impairment, and no arrests have been made. Their investigation is ongoing.

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