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227679
MAN HITS, KILLS CHILD WHILE FLEEING POLICE (4/17/2002)
DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA
VOSOT
4/17/2002
34:33
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Downey, California Helen Leighton, Witness Sgt. Phil Regol, Downey Police
CARS DRIVING BY MEMORIAL SITE OF TOYS, PHOTO OF BOY, SOT, MEMORIAL SITE, CONTINUE SOT, SOT, PEOPLE WALKING BY MEMORIAL SITE ON SIDEWALK.
POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN FOR ALLEGEDLY STRIKING AND KILLING A 10-YEAR OLD BOY WHILE THE MAN ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE FROM A POLICE PURSUIT.
LEAD: INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT A DRIVER HIT A CHILD, WHILE BEING CHASED BY POLICE IN CALIFORNIA. SCRIPT: I(TAKE VO) THE 10 YEAR-OLD VICTIM WAS CHASING A BASKETBALL INTO THE STREET WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY THE CAR, WHICH WAS DRIVEN BY LARRY WALTER LEGO. AFTER HITTING THE BOY, LEGO ABANDONED THE CAR AND RAN, PROMPTING A MANHUNT BY POLICE, AS WELL AS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES AND HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICERS. PARAMEDICS WERE CALLED AND THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO DOWNEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. (TAKE SOT) (SOT-LEIGHTON- "In Cue: Heavy crash....") (SOT-REGOL- "In Cue: Vehicle......")
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