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Vehicle hits, kills 2-year-old in Bartow

A vehicle backing out of a driveway struck and killed a 2-year-old child riding a tricycle in the road today, according to Bartow police.

About 6 p.m., police responded to the trailer park at 1510 E. Georgia St. in response to an injured child. The victim was identified as Alex Menendez, who would have been 3 in May.

Police said the incident occurred close to where the child lived.

The driver of the vehicle was Lorenzo Jimenez-Guillen, 53, who also lived in the mobile home park, police said.

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