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Updated Feb 16, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Boy, 7, dies after being hit by truck in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- Police have identified the 7-year-old boy killed in an accident in a south Phoenix neighborhood Sunday while riding his scooter.

Octavio Angulo, 7, died after a collision with a Ford F250 being driven by a 67-year-old man at South 17th Street and East Pueblo Avenue.

"The child was immediately transported to a local hospital, where sadly he was pronounced deceased," Officer James Holmes with Phoenix Police said.

The man who struck the child stayed at the scene and according to Holmes was visibly shaken by the accident.

Holmes added that while speed or impairment was not believed to be a factor, police have concluded that the boy was not wearing any protective gear while riding the scooter.

"Protective equipment for our kids when their out and they're riding bicycles or those scooters or skateboards, you need to make sure that they're protected," he said.

Holmes said there were many people who saw the incident from a front yard picnic that was happening at one of the nearby homes. The boy did not live in the neighborhood but was visiting with his parents at the time of the accident.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

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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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