DALLAS, N.C. — Authorities in Gaston County say a 1-year-old child was struck and killed by a car at a home in the town of Dallas.
Dallas Rescue Squad Assistant Chief Earl Withers told WSOC-TV that the boy's death Sunday was a "tragic accident."
WBTV reported that the child was in a backyard of a Gaston County home with several other children and adults when someone began to move a car in the yard and ran over the boy.
The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Gaston Gazette reports that the incident occurred off West Trade Street near the center of the town.
Withers says both of the boy's parents were at the house when their son was struck by the car.