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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Waltham fatality UPDATE

WALTHAM/WATERTOWN

I didn't see him," cried the tearful driver as he jumped out of his Ford pickup, witnesses said. His truck had struck a toddler moments earlier, knocking him to the ground and fatally injuring him, according to Waltham police.

Three mothers were loading their children in their cars at 9 a.m. when the truck came up Stearns Hill Road, which is within an apartment complex, police Lieutenant Joseph F. Brooks said.

The 22-month-old Watertown boy was the only person struck, Brooks said in a story by Ari Bloomekatz in today's City & Region section.

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