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UPDATE: FdL police identify boy killed in parking lot near Lakeside Park boat launch

Police say the boy was with his mother, and was sitting on the pavement when he was hit by a pick-up-truck
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Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 10:52 PM CDT
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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 7/15/20: Fond du Lac Police have released new details regarding an accident which killed a five-year-old boy Tuesday evening.

According to police, Jayden Kaufman, 5, was with his mother while she was meeting with friends at Lakeside Park West in a parking lot north of the boat launch area.

Police say Jayden was sitting on the pavement playing when he was run over by a 2002 GMC Sierra pick-up-truck.

The driver has been identified by police as a 20-year-old Fond du Lac man, who officials say was in the process of leaving the parking lot when he hit the boy.

Kaufman was pronounced dead at St. Agnes Hospital after being taken there for his injuries.

ORIGINAL POST: Police say a child is dead after what they call a fatal accident.

According to Fond du Lac Police, officers were called to Lakeside Park West off of Howard Litscher Drive for a report of a five-year-old boy being hit by a vehicle in a parking lot north of the boat launch area shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

When they arrived, life saving measures were immediately started, and a Flight for Life helicopter was requested to start responding.

Officials say paramedics then arrived at the scene and continued life saving measures while taking the child to St. Agnes Hospital.

The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

At this time, police say they’re investigating the incident, which is still in its preliminary stages.

Police add entry to Lakeside Park has been restricted while the accident scene is reconstructed.

No other details were immediately provided to Action 2 News.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more information.

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