Child taken to hospital, pronounced dead after traffic crash in Highland County

A fatal traffic crash occurred Sunday afternoon on South East Street, north of Muntz Street, according to a release.

The preliminary investigation reveals a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Allen Landess, 40, of Hillsboro, was traveling north on South East Street when he struck a child that entered the street in a toy car. The child was transported to Highland District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse had two other occupants, Armand Cumberland, 28, and Jill Fulkerson, 34, both of Hillsboro, the release stated.

The Hillsboro Police Department and Paint Creek Fire and EMS all responded to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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