The victim in the incident is a 3-year-old child. : “3-Year-Old Child Killed After Being Struck by Car While Running from Parent in Melbourne”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragedy struck in Melbourne, Florida on Sunday night when a 3-year-old child was fatally struck by a car while attempting to flee from a parent. According to the Melbourne Police Department, the child’s mother also sustained injuries in her desperate attempt to stop her child. The incident occurred near the intersection of Dairy Road and Hall Street, shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered that both the child and the parent had suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of the collision. Investigations revealed that the unfortunate accident took place when the child and two adults were disembarking from a car parked on the southbound side of Dairy Road, in order to return to their home. The vehicle in question was also attached to a trailer. It was during this moment that the child unexpectedly darted away from their parents, running behind the trailer and directly into the northbound lanes of Dairy Road.

Tragically, as the parent, identified as 31-year-old Cassandry Lyn Becher, attempted to intercept the child, they were both struck by a 2009 Honda Pilot traveling northbound. The driver of the Honda Pilot was identified as 56-year-old Stephanos Maminakis. While the extent of Becher’s injuries remains undisclosed, the child was pronounced dead at the scene. Due to the child’s young age, the police have refrained from disclosing their name.

Authorities have confirmed that neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the accident. Nevertheless, the incident is being investigated as a traffic homicide. In an effort to gather more information, the Melbourne Police Department has urged anyone with relevant details to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Officer Chris Livingston at 321-288-8288.

This heartbreaking incident serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of vigilance when it comes to the safety of young children. The community is left mourning the loss of a precious life, while the family of the child and the injured parent must now grapple with the aftermath of this devastating event. As the investigation continues, the local authorities and law enforcement agencies are working diligently to ensure that justice is served and that similar accidents can be prevented in the future.

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