Young boy fatally struck in the Bronx

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February 16, 2011 2:14:45 PM PST
A young boy walking to school with his parents lost his life when a vehicle struck him in the Tremont section of the Bronx Wednesday morning.

An SUV hit the fifth-grade student at PS 9 at Grand Concourse and East 183rd Street just after 8 a.m.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police are investigating what happened.

The driver stopped the car at the scene, and the vehicle was being examined by police.

No charges were immediately filed.

The school has a crisis team on hand to counsel students.