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Dohntae Vasquez, 2, killed while trick or treating with family on State Road 27 in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:13pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, October 31, 2014

Toddler struck by bus, killed while trick-or-treating in Lake Wales

The bus driver was not speeding or impaired, and told deputies she did not see the boy running into the street, Horstman said. She has not been charged.
2-year-old Dohntae Vasquez was killed while trick-or-treating with his grandmother and neighbors Friday evening. The neighbor was pushing Vasquez and the neighbor's own children in a stroller across State Road 27. He dropped his cell phone in the middle of the road, and so parked the strolled on a strip of grass on the median. Vasquez climbed out of the stroller and into the roadway, and was hit by a bus carrying workers home from Lake Placid. Though the adults tried to resuscitate the boy, he was pronounced dead at the scene. 
People Involved: 
Dohntae Vasquez
Roadway: 
State Road 27

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