2-Year-Old Child Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in Tacoma Parking Lot


Police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday in the parking lot of a Tacoma apartment complex.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 56th Street. Tacoma Police Department Patrol officer Gary Wurges said a vehicle was driving through the parking lot when the boy ran between two cars and was hit by the vehicle.

The child was transported to the hospital with serious injuries and later died.

Wurges said the driver showed no signs of impairment from alcohol or drugs. No one has been arrested.

"This doesn't seem to be anything other than a super unfortunate incident," Wurges said.