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8-year-old boy dies after being hit by garbage truck in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An 8-year-old boy has died Friday after being hit by a garbage truck outside his grandparent's home, police say.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. Friday near 100th Street and Drury Avenue, a residential neighborhood in Kansas City.

Dra'Viontay Baker

Police said Dra'Viontay Baker was playing with a wagon and a 9-year-old friend outside his grandparent's home, where he lived, when the driver of a WCA garbage truck hit the 8-year-old.

The 8-year-old was rushed to Children's Mercy Hospital where he died, police confirmed to Fox 4's Robert Townsend. Officials said the boy was a third-grader at Truman Elementary. The 9-year-old friend was not injured.

The driver, who police said was not impaired, was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting the boy. The driver stopped and remained on scene to be extensively interviewed by police before being released.