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Toddler Hit, Killed By Car During July 4th Celebrations

Jul 6, 2021, 10:37 PM
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PAYSON, Utah — A 2-year-old child has died after being hit by a car while preparing for a July 4th fireworks celebration with family.

Payson Police said in a press release Tuesday night that Levi Martinez died as a result of an auto-pedestrian crash in the area of 400 South and 400 East.

Police said a family member was moving a vehicle in the driveway of the home in preparation for fireworks. The driver did not see the toddler in front of the vehicle and hit him.

The 2-year-old died from his injuries.

In a statement, police said while they are awaiting toxicology results for the driver, there is nothing to suggest this is anything other than a “tragic accident.” They said all parties present, including the driver, were cooperative with the investigation.

The police department said a *GoFundMe fundraising page has been established for the “Levi Martinez Memorial Fund.”

*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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