4-year-old child killed in Baldwin County

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers say a 4-year-old
Baldwin County boy was hit by a pickup truck and killed.

Corporal Joe Piggott, a trooper spokesman in Mobile, said William Austin Wood of Foley was hit on U.S. 98 near County Road 27 in the Barnwell community.

The youngster was taken to Thomas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The accident occurred Monday night around 7 p.m.

Piggott said witnesses told troopers the boy was apparently
retrieving a skateboard when he was struck by a 41-year-old driver.

No charges were filed.

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