A 3-year-old was killed after being hit by a sport utility vehicle Wednesday morning near Tree Court in Lodi.
Lodi Police and Fire departments were called to the scene at 11:27 a.m. in response to a child being struck by a vehicle.
However, the circumstances leading up to the incident are unclear at this time, according to Officer Jim Pendergast.
The boy was taken to the hospital with severe head trauma where he later died from his injuries, police said. The driver was the child’s father.
Police say the collision appears to be an accident, and is under investigation by Lodi’s Major Accident and Investigation Team.