SONOMA, California (July 10, 2016) – A 3-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in a crosswalk in the community of El Verano Sunday evening has been identified as Owen Todeschini, according to The Press Democrat.
The collision was reported at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Railroad and Verano avenues.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said the Todeschini’s mother was walking with the boy and a younger sibling in a two-seater stroller along the crosswalk when she saw a 2006 Toyota Tundra, which stopped initially to give way, started moving forward.
The mother yanked the stroller back, causing Todeschini to fall out of the stroller and into the path of the pickup. The driver, 65-year-old Glen Ellen resident Bedford Ealum, did not see the boy and hit him.
CHP affirmed that Todeschini, of El Verano, was flown to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, where he later died. The 3-year-old was seated but was reportedly not strapped in at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, Ealum stayed and cooperated with the authorities. The incident remains under investigation.
We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members of the young victim during such a difficult time.
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