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A 3-year-old boy has died, after being struck by a car during a memorial for fallen firefighters on Sunday.
The driver, a firefighter attending the memorial service, struck his coworker’s son while attempting to park his vehicle. He was taken to Wilmington Hospital in Delaware, where he later passed away.
“The WFD once again found itself heartbroken and mourning a life taken much too soon,” Wilmington mayor, Mike Purzycki, said in a statement. “There is, of course, no greater pain than that of a family dealing with the death of a child, and I join the entire City of Wilmington in extending my deepest condolences to the family as they grapple with this agonizing loss.”
This adds a devastating layer to what was already a somber day, as the memorial service was meant to honor three Wilmington firefighters who were killed in duty, exactly seven years earlier.