1-year-old struck, killed by truck after wandering away from 17-year-old babysitter, troopers say
WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO/Gray News) – A 1-year-old boy died Friday evening after he wandered away from his 17-year-old babysitter and was struck by a vehicle, troopers said.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the 15-month-old boy had wandered away from a home and into a road in Milton Township.
The 17-year-old babysitter did not know the child had left the house, troopers said.
The child was struck by a pickup truck on Township Road 73 just before 8 p.m.
The boy was flown by helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital where he died the following day.
Troopers said the 43-year-old driver of the truck and the passenger in the truck were not injured.
The death remains under investigation.
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