5-year-old boy fetching ball under UPS truck killed in Woodbridge Township

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Friday, June 3, 2016

ISELIN, New Jersey (WABC) -- In what investigators are calling a tragic accident, a 5-year-old boy who chased a ball under a UPS truck was killed when the unsuspecting driver returned to the vehicle and drove over the child.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Cheryl Driver in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey.

Authorities say the 38-year-old driver was making a delivery when the boy from the complex apparently climbed under the truck to fetch the ball.

The UPS driver entered the truck, apparently not seeing the child underneath, and ran over the boy.

The child was pronounced at the scene by paramedics.

No charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.