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Two-year-old child dies after being struck by vehicle in Lake City, according to police

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) – Police are investigating after a small child was hit by a car Friday afternoon in Lake City, according to Lake City Police Chief Kip Coker.

According to a press release from the Lake City Police Department, the child, 2, died at McLeod Hospital in Florence after being taken there by EMS.

The collision happened around 1 p.m. on Augustine Street, in the housing authority subdivision, the release stated. 

According to Coker, the investigation is ongoing and police are being assisted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s MAIT team.

An autopsy will be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to the Florence County Coroner's Office. 

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