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Boy, 5, dies after being hit by car in Northeast Philly

The driver remained at the scene of the accident, which occurred on the 6900 block of Eastwood Street.

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File photo.Read moreYONG KIM / Staff Photographer

A 5-year-old boy died after being struck by a car Wednesday evening on a residential street in the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia, police said.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on the 6900 block of Eastwood Street, the boy reportedly ran into the street and was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 46-year-old man, who remained at the scene.

The boy was transported by medics to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead at 6:44.

Police were investigating and no other details were immediately available.