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Toddler dies after being hit by delivery vehicle in Chelsea

Police on Bellingham street where a 19-month-old boy was killed Saturday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe


CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — A toddler is dead after being struck by a delivery vehicle in Chelsea.

The two-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries after being hit by the sport utility delivery vehicle at about noon Saturday, according to Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes.

The boy was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he soon died. In a tweet relaying the details of the incident, Kyes called the death “absolutely heartbreaking.”

An investigation is ongoing. Authorities have not released further details, including the name of the deceased boy.

Police referred questions about the case to the Suffolk County District Attorney, whose office did not immediately respond to messages.

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