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Toddler dies after running from parked car and into traffic in Melbourne, police say

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Police in Melbourne are investigating a deadly crash that took the life of a young child.

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Officials said the crash happened Sunday around 8:23 p.m. in the area of Dairy Road and Hall Street.

According to a report, a 3-year-old was able to run from their parent after parking their vehicle and into Dairy Road where they were struck by another driver.

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The child’s parent was also stuck by the vehicle while attempting to stop them, police said.

Both the adult and toddler sustained serious injuries and the child later died.

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The other driver stayed at the scene, and it appears alcohol, and or drugs, were not a factor in the crash, police said.

Melbourne police said the crash is still under investigation.

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