Boy, 4, dies after being struck by truck in driveway

Xavier Crawford attending birthday party at time

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A 4-year-old boy was killed Saturday when he was run over by a truck as it backed out of a driveway in Dania Beach.

It happened shortly before 2 p.m. at 4708 SW 33rd Ave.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said Xavier Crawford was attending a birthday party in the neighborhood and was struck by the truck as he rode his scooter down the driveway.

Deputies said Michael Reshick, 52, was backing out of a parking space in front of the residence as Xavier was riding the scooter behind his truck. Xavier fell to the pavement after he when he was struck.

Reshick remained at the scene and cooperated with deputies. Witnesses said that prior to the crash, the truck appeared to be backing out of the parking space slowly and cautiously at the time of the accident.

Xavier was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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