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2-year-old killed after being run over in driveway

Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 12:09:04-04

A two-year-old is dead and a man is in custody after the child was run over in a driveway Saturday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a man was getting in his SUV to check on livestock at a home in the area of Sunset Boulevard and South Edison Road, in the Lamont and Arvin areas.

While pulling forward, the CHP says he ran over a 2-year-old boy.

The child suffered major head injuries and was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The CHP says the man, identified as 31-year-old Jose Arvizu Malagon. The CHP says Malgon was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. He was taken into custody.