PD: Child riding scooter dies after being struck by pickup truck in S. Phoenix

PHOENIX - Police have identified a boy hit and killed while riding a small scooter in South Phoenix Sunday afternoon.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. near 16th Street and Broadway Road.

Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said 7-year-old Octavio Angulo was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Holmes said the 67-year-old driver of a pickup truck was traveling north on 17th Street and as he approached Pueblo Avenue Octavio crossed the street in front of the pickup and was struck.

Holmes said Octavio was not wearing any safety equipment.

Holmes said the boy's family is not from Phoenix and that they were visiting relatives.

He added there were no immediate indications of impairment on the part of the driver.

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