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Child hit by vehicle in Eupora, later dies

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A child was hit and killed by a vehicle in Eupora Monday afternoon, according to police.

Posted: Jul 2, 2019 9:03 AM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - A child was hit and killed by a vehicle in Eupora Monday afternoon, according to police.

The incident happened on Posey Street.

It appears the child crawled behind the vehicle, and then the vehicle backed up, Police Chief Gregg Hunter said.

The 14-month-old child was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead there. 

Family members identified the child as Major J'Don Barr.

Police would not release the name of the driver but said the person was not either of the child's parents.

No charges have been filed at this time. 

Eupora police and the Department of Human Services are investigating.

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