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Child fatally run over in Fort Myers driveway

Posted: 2:41 PM, Nov 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-26 13:13:29Z
FHP investigating car incident that killed child
FHP investigating car incident that killed child
FHP investigating car incident that killed child

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a young child who they say was run over in a Fort Myers driveway.  

It happened in a driveway in the 4400 block of Bessie Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers say 22-month-old Pedro Oxlai Juanta was walking in the driveway when the driver of a van didn't see the boy and began to drive off.  The van rolled over the child.

Juanta was transported by EMS to Lee Memorial Hospital and has since been pronounced deceased.

The investigation is ongoing.