Skateboarding child fatally hit by truck in w. Houston

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A 7-year-old boy was fatally struck by a truck as he skateboarded, according to authorities.

A 7-year-old boy has died after being hit by a truck in west Houston, according to police.

The incident occurred at the Waverly apartment complex in the 2000 block of Hayes.

According to investigators, the boy was lying on his skateboard and riding it around the parking lot. The driver, an adult female, told police she did not see the boy because he was too low to the ground.

The boy was transported to Texas Children's Hospital, where he later died.

The driver did not leave the scene of the accident. There were several other children in the car at the time of the accident, and investigators do not believe alcohol was involved.

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