Apparently unaware that he'd run in front of his pickup truck, a Shrewsbury man hit and killed his 2-year-old son last night while pulling into his driveway.
A 2-year-old boy was killed Tuesday evening when he was hit by a pickup truck while playing in his driveway, officials said.
Eduardo DeOliveira Jr., 2, of 7 Power Ave., was playing near a tree by the driveway with his sister, 4, and an 8-year-old neighbor, at about 5:30 p.m. when Eduardo DeOliveira Sr., 40, arrived home from work in a 1992 Ford pickup truck, said District Attorney Joseph E. Early Jr.
The boy apparently ran into the path of the truck, and his father was unaware he'd struck him. DeOliveria Jr. was taken to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester where he was pronounced dead, Early said.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy. Shrewsbury police and and state police detectives are investigating.