SONOMA (CBS/AP) — A 4-year-old boy riding his bicycle on a private Sonoma County wine country dirt road was run over and killed by a pickup truck driven by his uncle.
The California Highway Patrol said the boy was riding his bike in a vineyard behind 34-year-old Gregorio Soto Reyes’ pickup on Tuesday afternoon when the boy overtook the truck on a downhill grade.
CHP Officer Jonathan Sloat said the boy veered into the path of the pickup and was hit, knocking the child off his bike. The pickup, traveling at about 5 mph, then ran over the boy.
The boy’s name wasn’t released.
It appeared to be accidental and the CHP said Reyes was not arrested.
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