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9-year-old Calif. boy killed in a pedestrian accident in east Kansas City

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Posted at 8:43 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 16:15:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 9-year-old California boy in town for a family reunion died after being struck by a car Thursday night after falling into the street in east Kansas City, Missouri.

A Kansas City Police Department spokesman said a car was traveling west on East 23rd Street near Kensington Avenue when the accident occurred.

A police spokesperson said the houses in the neighborhood have steep hills and stairs leading to the sidewalk.

The boy tripped while going down either the stairs or hill and fell into the street. The driver, who remained at the scene and is cooperating with police, said she did not see the child.

The child was later identified as 9-year-old Israel Hill of Bakersfield, California.

No charges have been file in the incident at this time. It remains under investigation.