Toddler dies after being hit by vehicle in South Florida

DELRAY BEACH — Authorities say a young boy died after being struck by a vehicle in South Florida.

Delray Beach police say 2-year-old Malachi Bennett was playing in front of his house when he was hit Monday afternoon. He was initially taken to a nearby hospital by his family and then transferred to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the crash remains under investigation, and officials say the motorist is cooperating with police.

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