Pickup hits, kills Alachua boy crossing road

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A 5-year-old Alachua boy died when he was hit by a pickup while attempting to cross Hipp Way on Friday morning.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 30-year-old Alachua man was driving a 2018 Ford F150 pickup north on Hipp Way at 7:14 a.m. The boy was walking westward on the sidewalk that leads to the crosswalk and attempted to cross Hipp Way north on NW 133rd Terrace at the same time the pickup approached the crosswalk.

Emergency responders transported the boy to UF Shands Hospital where he died.

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