3-year-old running into street struck, killed in Minnetonka

Published 8:30 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018

MINNETONKA — Minnetonka police said a 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car when he darted into traffic.

Police said the 80-year-old driver was heading eastbound on Smetana Road on Thursday morning when he struck the boy.

Investigators said the boy had been in the care of a family member when he ran into traffic while running along the road. He died at the scene.

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The driver is cooperating with police. Police do not suspect the driver was impaired.

The name of the boy was not released. The crash is under investigation.