CHARLOTTE, Maine (AP) - Authoritiessay a 5-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a vehicle in Charlotte that was driven by his father who was backing up in their yard.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department says Trent James was unresponsive when his father took him to the Calais Regional Hospital on Sunday.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The investigation determined thatthe fatherwas working in his yard and was backing up a vehicle when Trent was struck.

Detectives say the death appears to be an accident, but the investigation is continuing and is expected to take some time.

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