Young child dies after being hit by vehicle in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -The child struck and killed by a vehicle in north Columbus today has been identified.

UPDATE: Child killed in Monday auto accident identified

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 15 month-old, Colton Hertrick, died at the scene of the family home.

Columbus Police, the coroner’s office, and Columbus Air Force Base office of OSI are working together because the child’s immediate family is connected to Columbus Air Force Base.

A CAFB spokesman released a statement saying, “This is a tragic moment for this family. We extend our love, support and respect to them during this time.”

The car accident happened at a home on Fox Run Curve, in north Columbus, about noon and remains under investigation.

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