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Boy Struck, Killed By Van In Brooklyn

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A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a van in Brooklyn early Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on Prospect Park West in Park Slope, near Third Street.

Police say 12-year-old Samuel Cohen-Eckstein ran out onto Prospect Park West when he was struck by a white van traveling southbound.

Cohen-Eckstein was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the driver remained at the scene.

No arrests were made, according to police, and no summonses were issued.

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