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Toddler struck by SUV, killed [UPDATED]

March 14, 2009 |  8:40 pm

A 2-year-boy died this afternoon after being hit by a car, said Anthony Martin of the California Highway Patrol.

The boy was playing on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of Percy Street in East Los Angeles about 2:30 p.m., then ran into the street and into the path of a Chevy Tahoe. The driver of the SUV, Carlos Sanchez, was traveling between 10 and 15 mph, Martin said.

The boy was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just after 3 p.m.

-- Anna Gorman

Updated at 9:41 p.m.: Authorities have identified the boy as Brian Marroquin.