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UPDATE: Fond du Lac Police release more detail in accident that killed 5-year-old

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WEDNESDAY 7/15/2020 2:40 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac Police have released additional information regarding an incident that left a 5-year-old dead.

Fond du Lac Police say 5-year-old Jayden Kaufman was struck by a pick-up truck in the parking lot north of the boat launch area of Lakeside Park West Tuesday night. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead by health officials.

An investigation shows Kaufman was with his mother while she was meeting with friends in the parking lot. The boy was sitting on the pavement playing when he was run over by a pick-up-truck driven by a 20-year-old Fond du Lac man who was in the process of leaving the parking lot.

The incident remains under investigation.

Original Story: 5-year-old boy dies after being hit by vehicle

WEDNESDAY 7/15/2020 12:20 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – A 5-year-old boy died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night.

The Fond du Lac police department responded to Lake Side Park West off Howard Litscher drive around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a young boy that had been hit by a vehicle in a parking lot north of the boat launch.

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue paramedics began performing life saving measures while a Flight for Life helicopter was requested.

The child was transported to St. Agnes Hospital and was pronounced dead. An investigation into the incident is in the preliminary stages, while the accident remains under active investigation.

Entry to Lakeside Park West has been restricted as the investigation continues. No other details are available at this time.

The Fond du Lac Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit and City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue.

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