An 8-year-old boy died late Sunday after being struck by a vehicle in Fredericton.

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Police and emergency personnel responded to the accident on the city's south side shortly after 4 p.m.

Fredericton Public Safety spokesperson Alycia Morehouse said the young boy was struck while playing in a residential neighborhood. Morehouse said the boy was taken to the hospital, where he passed away from his injuries.

The woman who was driving the car was not hurt.  An investigation is underway. Fredericton police are not releasing any more information at this point.