Lubbock police investigate child death, hit by vehicle

Lubbock police investigate child death, hit by vehicle

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(LUBBOCK, TX) – Officers with the Accident Investigation Unit are investigating the death of Damion Mendoza who was struck by a pickup truck around 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Through the initial investigation, it appears a man went to a home in the area of 4400 43rd Street to look at a car for sale. During this time, children were playing in the front yard.

The man, who had parked the pickup truck along the curb, got into the vehicle to leave. At some point, it appears 18-month-old Damion Mendoza went into the roadway in front of the truck.

Mendoza was struck as the pickup began to move forward. The driver, along with a relative of the child, immediately transported him to the hospital.

Mendoza was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

At this time, all involved parties are cooperating with investigators. This case remains under investigation by the LPD Accident Investigation Unit.

(Press release from Lubbock Police Dept.)

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