Boy Struck and Killed by Pickup Truck in Northeast Philadelphia

The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene.

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Loved ones are mourning a 5-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday evening.

The crash occurred at 6:04 p.m. along the 6900 block of Eastwood Street.

The boy ran into the street and was struck by a 2004 Green Chevy Silverado, police said.

The boy was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 46-year-old man, remained at the scene.

The incident was one of three crashes that occurred in Philadelphia Wednesday evening.

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a minivan that was traveling the wrong-way and fled the scene amid gunfire in Kensington. The girl is in stable condition.

At 7:49 p.m., a man in his 30's was struck by a black Acura traveling along the 500 block of East Tioga Street. The man was pronounced dead at 8:12 p.m. The driver of the Acura remained on the scene.

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