May 30, 2024
The driver of the SUV that struck the boy remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said in a news release.

FREMONT — A 2-year-old boy died Thursday after he was struck by an SUV in a parking lot, officials said.

He was identified Friday by the coroner’s office as Leonid Grigorev of Fremont.

The fatal collision happened about 6 p.m. Thursday in a business center parking lot in the 5000 block of Mowry Avenue, police said.

Authorities said the boy was struck by a moving SUV but did not say how fast it was going or if it was backing up or going forward.

The boy was treated at the scene by Fremont firefighters before being taken to a hospital, where he died.

The driver of the SUV remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said in a news release.

Police did not say who the child was with and what led up to him being hit by the SUV. He was not in a stroller at the time he was struck.

In the release, authorities said that “speed and impairment do not appear to be factors” in the fatal crash. No other information was released about the driver.

Investigators were continuing to canvass for possible video surveillance of the collision.

Police said the death is Fremont’s seventh fatal traffic collision of the year.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has information regarding the  collision is asked to contact Officer J. Shannon with the traffic unit at 510-790-6760. Anonymous tips can be made by texting ‘Tip FremontPD’ followed by your short message to 888-777 or via the web by using the “Tip Line” page at fremontpolice.gov.

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