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3-year-old boy hit and killed by vehicle in Minnetonka

Police say the child "darted into traffic" and was hit.

A 3-year-old child was struck by a vehicle and died in Minnetonka on Thursday morning. 

Minnetonka police say the accident happened around 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of Smetana Road and Feltl Road. Police say an 80-year-old Minnetonka man was driving eastbound on Smetana when the child "darted into traffic." 

Sadly, the 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The child was in the care of a family member and it's believed that he was running along the side of the road prior to being hit. 

The driver of the vehicle that struck the boy was not impaired and he is cooperating with police. 

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the name of the boy at a later time. 

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