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Two-year-old struck, killed in Bartow

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BARTOW, FL (WFLA) - The Bartow Police Department is investigating a traffic incident in which a two-year-old child was killed.

Officers responded to the trailer park located at 1510 E. Georgia Street around 6 p.m. where they say the child was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway.

Police say the child, Alex Menendez, was riding a tricycle in the road when a car driven by Lorenzo Jiminez-Guillen hit him.

Deputy Chief David Wyant says it appears the boy fell off the trike before being hit. 

"If you look over there, there's a speed bump every twenty feet or something," said Wyant.  "And, it looks like the child went over the speed bump, which caused the child to fall to the ground, and that's when the driver was backing up as the child was on the ground."

The investigation is in the early stages, but authorities say Jiminez-Guillen remained on scene and is being cooperative.  They say there were no signs of impairment, and they don't anticipate filing any charges.

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