4 y.o. killed

June 27, 2019 time unspecified. 4 y.o. boy Royal  ( parents: Veronica Sandoval & Eric Chavez) killed by pickup in Mesa; not many details. Possibly backing? no location listed; it sort of implies it was near his home.

Gofundme page, JusticeForRoyal, to help the victim’s parents, Veronica Sandoval & Eric Chavez, with expenses.

This may be a #non-traffic incident, e.g. if it occurred on a private driveway. There’s a hint that impairment may have been involved so for now it has a #open case tag, too.

PD: Investigation of Mesa 4-year-old boy hit and killed by driver ongoing
azfamily.com News Staff Posted Jun 29, 2019 30

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — The investigation of the 4-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle while riding a bike continues, reported the Mesa Police Department on Saturday…
Irene Mahoney, a public information officer of the Mesa Police Department, says the investigation reveals that the driver hit the boy after pulling away from a home… Investigators think the driver also backed up over the child, Mahoney added.

It is still unknown whether impairment had anything to do with the incident. This won’t be uncovered until possibly next week, Mahoney said.


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