Boy fatally hit by fire truck

March 2, 2009 9:17:18 PM PST
A Kansas City fire truck heading to a call with lights and sirens flashing has struck and killed a 7-year-old boy. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The Kansas City Star newspaper reports that the boy was killed Monday about a block away from his school.

Kansas City School District Spokesman Andre Riley says the child was an immigrant from Africa.

The fire department says in a news release that the truck had been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

Kansas City police are investigating.

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