Toddler Killed by Vehicle in Mashpee (Update)

A 14-month old child was killed Friday night in Mashpee after a vehicle hit him.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:27 at a residence on Coombs Lane.

Mashpee Police say the child, who was a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, was hit by a pick-up truck in his own driveway; Mashpee Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and rushed the young boy to Falmouth Hospital with “very critical” injuries.

Police were informed a short time later that the child had died.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell gave his condolences in a statement Saturday saying, “Whenever the life of a beloved tribal citizen is lost, it is heartbreaking. The loss of a precious baby is especially painful.”

Mashpee Police and the Cape Cod Regional Crash Reconstruction Team are investigating the accident.

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