Texas Boy Fleeing Wasps Struck and Killed by Car

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By Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas — An 8-year-old Texas boy who was trying to avoid being stung by a swarm of wasps was struck and killed by a car in a trailer park outside of Dallas over the weekend, police said on Monday.

The boy identified as Alexander Ramirez died at a hospital in Lewisville, about 25 miles northwest of Dallas, shortly after the incident on Sunday.

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The boy and his friends had stirred up the wasp nest and then ran away. Ramirez ran into the street and was hit by a sport utility vehicle driven by a 20-year-old woman, said Lewisville Police Captain Dan Rochelle.

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"She was not driving recklessly and she was not intoxicated," he said, adding she will not face charges relating to his death.