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Man backing pickup out of driveway struck, killed 2-year-old boy in NJ

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 14:53:17-05

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A man backing a pickup truck out of a driveway struck and killed a 2-year-old boy in New Jersey, authorities said.

The accident happened at a Franklin Township home at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Somerset County officials said.

Life-saving measures were performed at the scene but the child was pronounced dead at a local trauma center, authorities said. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Township Police and the county prosecutor’s office are investigating.