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2-year-old killed by car backing from driveway

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A 2-year-old child in Bartow was hit and killed in an accident Monday evening.

It happened at 1510 East Georgia Street around 6 p.m.

Investigators say a car backing out of a driveway hit the child while he was riding a tricycle.

Police say the boy was pedaling over a speed bump when he fell. At the same moment, a pickup truck driven by a neighbor backed out and hit him.

He died on the spot.

Police say the driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and is cooperating with the investigation.

They towed the pickup away.

Police officers captured the mood of the devastated neighborhood.

"There's no words to describe it. Being in this line of work, you deal with tragedy a lot, but anytime a child that's 2 years old is killed in such a manner, it's obviously tragic. But the level of it, you can't describe," said Bartow Police Deputy Chief David Wyant.

Police have identified the boy as 2-year-old Alex Menendez..

The driver is 53-year-old Miguel Jiminez Guillen.

Police do not expect charges to be filed.

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