5-month-old dies after being struck in driveway

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 5-month-old male infant has passed away after being hit Monday afternoon by her father’s car, police said Tuesday morning

The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the child as Jeffery Rogers III.

Police said the child was sitting in an infant seat in a driveway. The child’s mother stepped inside and at that point the father pulled into the driveway, not seeing the infant, striking the infant with his car. They immediately called for help. The parents are cooperating with investigators.

Police were sent to investigate just before 5 p.m. in the 1700 block of Dawson Street. That’s on the near-southeast side near East Minnesota Street and South State Avenue.

Emergency medical services took the child to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. However, the child did pass away due to their injuries.

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