Police: 2-year-old killed when aunt backs car into him in Lakewood

Authorities say a Lakewood woman backed her car into her 2-year-old nephew in Lakewood, killing him.



Lt. Gregory Staffordsmith told the Asbury Park Press that the 33-year-old aunt was preparing to leave her home and was moving her car to a closer parking spot to load some packages and the toddler.



Police say the boy followed her outside without her knowing and was behind the car. They say she couldn't see him when she backed into him.



Police say the boy suffered significant head injuries. A neighbor took them to a hospital in Brick, where he later died. The names of the boy and his aunt weren't immediately released.



No charges have been filed.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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