WALNUT PARK (CBS) — A 5-year-old boy was fatally struck by a suspected drunk driver in Walnut Park Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred in the 2500 block of Poplar Place just before 6 p.m., in an area north of South Gate, the CHP reported.
The boy, whose family lives in Montebello, reportedly ran into the street and was hit by the SUV, according to a camera crew at the site.
Police arrested the 25-year-old man motorist who faces charges of driving under the influence. He reportedly lives in Huntington Beach.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
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