3-year-old hit, killed by vehicle in Shawnee neighborhood

3-year-old hit, killed by vehicle in Shawnee neighborhood
Updated: Jan. 31, 2017 at 11:39 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 3-year-old died after being hit by a vehicle in the Shawnee neighborhood, according to Louisville Metro police.

The incident was reported near the intersection of Cecil Avenue and Broadway at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses told police the child darted out into the roadway in front of an SUV.

Ricky Ordway was in shock over the scene. He said he had seen the boy outside before.

"It was last week and I happened to see the little baby outside and he was in a pamper and his little binky and I was looking around like who's the parents out here," Ordway said.

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Ordway said he believes if he had reported what he saw, Tuesday night could have turned out differently.

"I probably could have prevented it," he said.

Suzette Talbert was driving behind the SUV as the tragedy unfolded.

"Come around me pretty fast and by the time we got down here it was a group of people in the street and when got down here I jumped out the car, pulled over and they were giving the little boy CPR trying to revive him and heard the guy say 'he's gone. He's gone,'" Talbert said.

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LMPD spokesman Lamont Washington said the driver of the SUV did stop. It is not clear why the child was outside or where his parents were.

The name of the child has not been released. LMPD initially stated the child was 2 years old.

Neighbors said the stretch of road is very dark at night and although they were deeply saddened they weren't surprised someone had been hit.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating. No charges are expected to be filed in this case.

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