PENITAS, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A toddler from Penitas died Wednesday after he was accidentally run over by a vehicle, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office announced.
At 12:54 p.m., deputies responded to the 38000 block of Lilia Street in Penitas in reference to an accidental injury call.
When the authorities arrived, family members were gathered around a 2-year-old boy who was lying on the ground.
According to a HCSO release, deputies were told the toddler was accidentally run over by a vehicle.
Deputies performed life saving measures on the boy until EMS arrived at the residence.
The toddler was transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. His death was later reclassified to an equivocal death, the release stated.
Investigators are interviewing family members to gather further information.