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May 11, 2012 5:46 AM by AP

3-year-old killed riding Big Wheel

PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) - A three-year-old Plain Dealing boy was killed while riding his Big Wheel tricycle on a highway.

State police say Gavin O. Brown was reportedly riding the tricycle in the northbound lane of Old Plain Dealing Highway around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a car driven by 69-year-old Oscar Wager of Plain Dealing.

Troopers say the child and the tricycle were pushed more than 200 feet across the road into a ditch.

The toddler was transported to the LSU hospital in Shreveport, where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers tested the driver for alcohol; however, the test came back negative.

KSLA-TV reports a fund has been set up in the child's name to help with burial expenses at First National Bank of Benton.

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