3-year-old dies after being hit by pickup truck on Sunshine Skyway fishing pier

Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A 3-year-old boy died Saturday after troopers say he was struck by a pickup truck on the Manatee County side of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident occurred at about 4:50 p.m., on the South Pier at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. Troopers said the child was behind a parked vehicle and was walking across the pier’s northbound travel lane when he was struck.

The boy, who is from Bowling Green, Florida, died at the scene.

It’s unclear if the driver, a 19-year-old from Lutz, was cited or will be facing charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

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