Police: Toddler hit and killed by vehicle in Rockcastle Co.

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A toddler is dead after being hit by a vehicle in Mt. Vernon, according to State Police.

Police say a 17-month-old was hit by a vehicle off of Old State Road Wednesday morning.

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According to officials, a 2007 Ford Edge was traveling southbound when it struck the toddler that had wandered into the roadway from a nearby residence.

The child was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner’s Office, police say.

The State Police continue to investigate.