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MCSO: Toddler struck, killed by recycling truck

PHOENIX -- A Valley toddler died Wednesday after being struck by a recycling truck, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.

Rural Metro Fire officials say the Waste Management truck struck the 2-year-old boy near 40th Street and Lone Mountain in Cave Creek, north of Phoenix.

Authorities say the truck apparently was backing up on a narrow dirt road when the child was struck.

The toddler and other children were playing outside when the accident occurred.

The name of the child has not yet been released.

Rural Metro units and the Phoenix Fire Department both are still at the accident scene.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A southern California native, Mark Remillard began working in radio in 2010 while in community college as a host of late night and weekend programming for publicly supported 88.5 FM KSBR. While working through college, Mark also interned for the Bill Handel Radio Program at Los Angeles' KFI AM640, where he began his work in journalism. Mark moved to Arizona in August 2012 to finish his bachelor's degree at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and graduated in August 2014. Mark began working as a reporter for KTAR in November 2012.

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