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3-year-old boy dies after being hit by truck on Skyway Bridge fishing pier

Fatal Skyway fishing pier accident
Posted at 9:24 PM, Apr 17, 2021

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla — 6 A.M. APRIL 18 UPDATE -- The Florida Highway Patrol said the child hit and killed by a vehicle on the South Skyway Fishing Pier is a 3-year-old boy from Bowling Green in Hardee County.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, the child was walking west on the pier behind a parked vehicle, a Florida Highway Patrol media release said.

When the toddler attempted to cross the northbound lane on the fishing pier, he entered the path of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

The child was hit and pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.

The driver of the Chevrolet S-10, a 19-year-old man from Lutz in Hillsborough County, was uninjured.

The incident remains under investigation.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla --A child died after being hit by a car on the Skyway Bridge fishing pier.

The accident happened after 5 p.m. Saturday at the south Skyway fishing pier.

Limited details have been released, but we know that a pickup truck was involved in the accident according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The child died at the pier. Additional details have not been released and FHP says the investigation is ongoing.

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