Authorities have publicly identified a 5-year-old Vista boy who was fatally struck by a SUV while he and his family were crossing the street in front of their apartment complex.

Ivan Hernandez was trying to catch up to his mother and siblings as they were crossing the street mid-block in the 800 block of East Bobier Drive when a westbound 2005 Honda CR-V hit him about 10:45 a.m. Friday, according to sheriff’s officials and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Paramedics airlifted the victim to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later, authorities said.

The driver of the SUV, a 66-year-old woman, was not believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, according to the sheriff’s department.

—City News Service

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