2-year-old struck and killed in Ybor City

A 2-year-old boy was killed Thursday night when he darted in front of a city water department truck at the Tampa Park Apartments in Ybor City, according to Tampa Police Department.

Demetric Laynton was struck 8:39 at 1015 Lily White Court in the apartment complex, police said. 

Police said he ran in front of the Tampa Water Department vehicle and the driver was unable to avoid hitting him.

Police said it aappeared to be a tragic accident.  No charges were filed Thursday.
"Any time you lose a child in this type of situation it's very tragic," said Janelle McGregor, Tampa Police spokeswoman. "We're working to determine why that child darted out into the middle of the street at night. It was dark when this accident took place."





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