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Boy, 2, killed near I-35 had been in babysitter's care

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TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy struck and killed by a vehicle near an Interstate 35 frontage road in Central Texas had been in a babysitter's care while his parents were out.

Temple police say officers responding early Sunday to the call about a fatal accident were told someone was calling to report a missing child. An officer went to the home where the call originated, obtained a photo of the child and sent a copy to officers at the accident scene about two blocks away.

They confirmed it was the child reported missing.

Police said Monday the baby sitter last saw the boy about 1 a.m. The missing person call came in shortly after 2 a.m.

Names of everyone involved haven't been released. Police say the investigation is continuing.

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Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after being hit by a vehicle near an Interstate 35 frontage road in Central Texas.

Temple police say the incident happened around 2 a.m. CDT Sunday.

Officer Shawana Neely says the boy was dead at the scene. The incident happened in an area that's part of a business district along I-35.

Temple police didn't immediately release the victim's name or provide additional information about the investigation.

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