Police identify child fatally struck by Jeep in Cheshire

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CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH) — A 10-year-old child was fatally struck by a vehicle in Cheshire Friday evening.

Police said it happened around 8 p.m. Friday on Wiese Road by Richmond Glen Drive.

Police said Tristan Barhorst of Wallingford received first aid care on the scene and was transported to the hospital, where he later succumbed to their injuries.

The 17-year-old driver operating a Jeep Wrangler stayed on the scene after the incident and cooperated with the investigation, according to police.

Investigations revealed Barhorst was crossing the street after visiting an ice cream truck parked on the northbound side of Wiese Road. As he was crossing from in front of the ice cream truck, the Jeep operator struck Barhorst.

Police said the Cheshire Police Traffic Division along with the Naugatuck Valley Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved,” Cheshire Police said.

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