5-year-old Florida boy dies after being hit by truck, FHP says

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A five-year-old boy was killed on Friday morning after being struck by a pickup truck in Alachua County, Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to troopers, this happened just after 7 a.m. on Hipp Way. FHP said the 30-year-old driver in a Ford F-150 was traveling north on Hipp Way and the boy was walking on the sidewalk that leads to a crosswalk. 

The boy attempted to cross Hipp Way at the same time the truck was at the crosswalk, FHP said, and that's when the truck reportedly hit the child.

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He was taken to the hospital where he later died. 

No other information has been released.