- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old died while trick-or-treating for Halloween when he was hit by bus.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Horstman says Dohntae Vasquez of Lake Wales was in a stroller Friday evening with two other children when the adult pushing them across a street realized he had dropped his cellphone.

Horstman says the man stopped the stroller in the median and told the children to stay in it while he retrieved his phone. That’s when Dohntae got out of the stroller and ran to where his grandmother was standing alongside the road.

Horstman says the bus driver didn’t see Dohntae running in the street. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

No charges are pending. Horstman says Dohntae’s death is “a terrible tragedy.”

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