Police: Child dead after theft suspect crashes SUV in Pennsylvania

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A 2-year-old child is dead and a man is in custody after a crash that police say happened as he was fleeing an area department store with stolen goods.

It happened early Tuesday afternoon on Route 13 in Tullytown.

Police say a man driving an SUV with a 2-year-old child in the back seat stole speakers for a television set from a Walmart store then drove off.

Authorities say he ran a red light at the intersection of Route 13 and Levittown Parkway.

A driver who had a green light t-boned the SUV, causing it to collide with another vehicle.

The 2-year-old child in the SUV was thrown from the vehicle during the collision. The child was taken to an area hospital but did not survive.

Police say the driver ran from the scene of the crash, but he was captured by police a short distance away.

Early word from the scene was that the man is the child's father, but their relationship is now unclear.

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