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4-year-old fatally struck on Indiana highway after wandering out during the night

A 4-year-old child was fatally struck by way of a car in Indiana early Monday morning after wandering onto a highway while his parents were asleep, authorities said

The kid was hit about 4 a.m. on State Road 66 in Warrick County, the sheriffs office said.

The boy was sticking to his mother and her boyfriend at a nearby business and wandered onto the street because they slept, the sheriffs office said in a statement.

Hawaii road runs by way of a populated area near where in fact the accident occurred.

The driver called 911 to report that he’d hit a kid and stayed at the scene, the sheriffs office said.

He tried CPR on the kid, defined as Braxton Freeze of Princeton, while being instructed by dispatchers on the telephone, NBC affiliate WFIE of Evansville reported.

Alcohol and drugs aren’t suspected in the crash, the sheriffs office said.

Mom, boy and a sibling were sleeping at the business enterprise where in fact the boyfriend worked, Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder said, based on the Evansville Courier & Press newspaper.

Phil Helsel is really a reporter for NBC News.

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