Toms River boy, 4, killed by ice cream truck

The boy was struck by an ice cream truck Thursday night and later died, according to authorities.
A 4-year-old Toms River boy has been struck and killed by an ice cream truck in upstate New York, authorities said.
Shmuel Gelis was hit around 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at the Birchwood Estates in Thompson, a community not far from the Catskill Mountains, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
Paramedics from the Hatzolah volunteer ambulance service rushed the child to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver remained at the scene, according to Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, who said the investigation was ongoing and more details were not immediately available.
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