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Man Backing Pickup Truck Out Of Driveway Struck, Killed 2-Year-Old Boy In Somerset, NJ, Authorities Say

SOMERSET, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A man backing a pickup truck out of a driveway struck and killed a 2-year-old boy in New Jersey, authorities said.

Officials in Somerset County said the accident happened at a home in Franklin Township at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said life-saving measures were performed at the scene but the child was pronounced dead at a local trauma center. His name wasn't immediately released.

Police and the county prosecutor's office are investigating.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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