Guernsey County child dies after being struck by car

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GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio–Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden said a 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in the driveway of his home.

Sheriff Paden said shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday his office received a 911 call from a High Hill Road resident reporting that she needed medical personnel at her home due to accidentally striking the boy with a vehicle in the driveway.

During their preliminary investigation, Detectives learned that the foster mother of the child was backing up her vehicle in the driveway and unknown to her, the child had ridden his bicycle behind her vehicle. The vehicle then struck and ran over the child. The mother said that she immediately exited her vehicle and found the boy unresponsive, called 911 and began CPR on the child.

Authorities said the child was taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.