6-year-old boy dies after being struck by car driven by mother

NELSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 6-year-old boy died Wednesday afternoon in Nelson Township when he was struck by a car driven by his mother. 

According to Portage County Sheriff David Doak, the crash happened around 12:15 p.m. on the 10800 block of Hopkins Road on private property. 

Authorities didn't say what caused the incident but said drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash. The crash is under investigation.

Nelson Township is about 45 miles southeast of Cleveland.

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