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In fatal car accident, mother hits her 5-yr-old son during school drop off

AP
Published : Oct 25, 2017, 1:29 pm IST
Updated : Oct 25, 2017, 1:29 pm IST

The initial investigation showed no indication that drugs, alcohol or excessive speed were factors in the collision.

The boy was hit Wednesday morning outside Saint Francis de Sales School in Coventry Township, a few miles south of downtown Akron. (Representational image | Photo: File)
 The boy was hit Wednesday morning outside Saint Francis de Sales School in Coventry Township, a few miles south of downtown Akron. (Representational image | Photo: File)

Akron: Authorities say an Ohio driver fatally struck her 5-year-old son when he ran in front of her vehicle as she was dropping him off for school.

The boy was hit Wednesday morning outside Saint Francis de Sales School in Coventry Township, a few miles south of downtown Akron.

A spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff's Office says the boy died at the scene. Authorities didn't immediately release the child's name. He was from nearby Green.

The sheriff's office says the initial investigation showed no indication that drugs, alcohol or excessive speed were factors in the collision. It remains under investigation. WEWS-TV reports that investigators say the mother isn't expected to face charges.

Tags: car accident, saint francis de sales school, summit county sheriff's office
Location: United States, Ohio, Akron