News: 3-year-old boy struck and killed by pickup truck on Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Authorities say a tragic accident claimed the life of a child over the weekend on the South Pier of the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park in Manatee County.


Bay News 9 reports the victim, a 3-year-old boy, was hit by a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck Saturday at about 4:50 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the child was walking behind a parked vehicle and was trying to cross a northbound lane of the pier to walk towards his family when he was hit by the front of the pickup.


The toddler, a Bowling Green resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The FHP said the child’s parents were in the vicinity of the west side of the pier at the time the accident occurred.


The driver of the pickup, a 19-year-old from Lutz, was not injured in the incident. No charges have been filed as state troopers continue their investigation.



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