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Bronx boy killed by driver trying to park minivan, NYPD says

Bronx boy killed by driver trying to park minivan, NYPD says

The driver, a friend of the boy’s family, had just given him a ride home, police said.

A Bronx boy was killed by the driver of a minivan in Williamsbridge on Monday, police said.
A Bronx boy was killed by the driver of a minivan in Williamsbridge on Monday, police said. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

An 8-year-old Bronx boy died Monday after a family friend hit him as she was trying to parallel park, police said.

The 34-year-old driver, in a white minivan, had just dropped off Cellou Diallo on East 215th Street, between Holland and Barnes avenues, in Williamsbridge, at about 6 p.m.

Diallo was on the curb when the woman was attempting to parallel park. She lost control of the minivan, jumped the curb and hit Diallo, pinning him against a building, cops said.

Diallo was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver remained at the scene and no charges were expected. The investigation is ongoing.

Nicole Brown