Child hit, killed after stepping into roadway in Largo

Pinellas County

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LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – A child pedestrian has died after he was hit and killed after stepping into a roadway in Largo.

According to the Largo Police Department, officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on East Bay Drive just west of Highland Avenue around 7:25 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the pedestrian, a juvenile male, was crossing northbound when he stepped into the roadway and into the path of an oncoming car.

The child was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injures, according to LPD.

Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The Largo Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit is currently investigating the incident.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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