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Boy driving golf cart fatally hits friend, 6

BATAVIA (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff says a 7-year-old child driving a golf cart to race a 6-year-old friend struck and killed the younger boy, who was on foot.

The Clermont County sheriff says the collision happened Wednesday afternoon as the boys approached a bend, and the golf cart stopped on top of the 6-year-old, trapping him until an adult arrived to lift it. Attempts to revive the boy weren't successful.

The children were neighbors in the Stonelick Township area, just east of Cincinnati. Their names weren't released.

It wasn't clear how the boy came to be driving the cart. The sheriff says the driver's grandfather and the victim's father and grandmother were home but didn't see the crash.

There was no immediate word on any possible charges as the investigation continues.

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