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Toddler hit, killed by vehicle in Palmetto

Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 14, 2020

PALMETTO, Fla. — Investigators are on the scene of a deadly accident involving a toddler in Manatee County.

Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed a 23-month-old girl was hit by a car in Palmetto on Friday around 11:12 a.m.

The accident happened in the 5500 block of 69th Street East.

FHP said the child walked directly into the path of the driver.

The 75-year-old driver was unable to stop before hitting the child.

This is an ongoing investigation, no charges have been filed at this time.