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Flagstaff, AZ – On Thursday, March 31, 2016 around 9:48 am the Flagstaff Police/Coconino Sheriff 911 Dispatch Center received an emergency call from a distraught man in route to the Flagstaff Medical Center with his approximately two-year old son. The man told dispatch that the child had been struck by his truck as he was leaving his driveway.
Officers in the field were notified and Flagstaff Police Department located the vehicle in route and escorted it to the hospital. The child was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
According to the father/driver, he was unaware the child had followed him outside. He further stated he was not able to see the child over the hood of the vehicle. The incident occurred at a resident off of Fort Valley Road.
The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office are continuing investigation of the incident.
Our thoughts are with the family, friends and community impacted by this tragedy.
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Media Contact: Lieutenant Tim Cornelius, 928-226-5087