Authorities ID toddler hit by city water truck in Logan Heights: Santiago Montes darted into street

Boy dies despite resuscitative efforts

SAN DIEGO - Authorities Friday identified the toddler who was fatally injured as he darted into the path of a city water truck on a Logan Heights street.

Santiago Montes' grandmother was babysitting him and a sibling at her place of business in the 3100 block of National Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, when the 15-month-old boy ran from the business and into the street, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

The child emerged from between two parked cars and the driver of the eastbound utility truck was unable to stop in time, according to San Diego police and the Medical Examiner's Office.

He was taken to Rady Children's Hospital, where he died despite resuscitative efforts, according to officials in the Medical Examiner's Office.

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