Casa Grande Police say a 1-year-old boy is dead, apparently after being
struck by his father's truck.
Officers were called to the home Tuesday night after they say the child's mother called 911, stating her son was hit by a car and was not awake.
When officers arrived at the residence in the 700 block of East 9th Street, they found the boy in the home with his family.
"The child was unresponsive and showed significant signs of trauma. Officers initially attempted to render aid and medics arrived on scene to assist. The child was transported to the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center where medical staff pronounced him deceased shortly thereafter," stated Officer Thomas Anderson.
Authorities say the initial investigation leads police to believe the father may have struck the child with his vehicle when he left the home and returned a short time later.
"Investigators are trying to determine why the child was outside and if he was supervised," added Anderson.
Police say it's unknown at this time if any charges will be filed.
No names have been released in this case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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