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GOLD BEACH, Ore. -- A southern Oregon sheriff says the death of a 2-year-old boy hit by a car as his father moved the vehicle out of the sun and into the shade was a tragic accident.

Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said no citations are planned. KVAL-TV reports that medics rushed the boy on Sunday from the Gold Beach home along U.S. Highway 101 to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff said the 25-year-old father had checked around his car before starting to move it. He felt a bump as he backed up and found his son under the vehicle.

The sheriff says the boy apparently ran after his father.

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