A makeshift memorial including balloons, candles, and toys was set up near the intersection of MacNab Drive and Walnut Street where 6-year-old Diego Emiliano Lezamo Hernandez died after being run over by a pickup truck.

A 6-year-old Nogales boy died after being run over by a pickup truck on Friday, according to the Nogales Police Department.

NPD Cpl. Oscar Mesta said that his department received a call at approximately 6:31 p.m. and officers responded to the area of Walnut Street and MacNab Drive.

Police and fire department personnel gave medical treatment to Diego Emiliano Lezama Hernandez at the scene and then transported him to Holy Cross Hospital, where the boy died from his injuries.

Citing an ongoing investigation, Mesta declined to say whether the car was rolling or being driven when it hit the child.

No arrests were made and Mesta, when reached for comment Monday morning, could not say whether the department was treating the incident as a criminal matter.


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