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.
Just arrived on scene of a traffic fatality involving a toddler in Ybor. Waiting to get briefed. pic.twitter.com/UfXjNygmTg— Alex Hobson (@AlexHobsonABC) August 29, 2014
Woman outside of the apt complex where the traffic crash happened can be heard sobbing loudly. Awful awful scene.— Alex Hobson (@AlexHobsonABC) August 29, 2014