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Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Paul Dolan
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Walmart crash site where 12-year-old died. (CREDIT: WINK NEWS)

A 12-year-old child died in a crash near a Walmart in Cape Coral late Wednesday afternoon. According to Cape Coral Police, the crash happened at 1619 Del Prado Blvd. South. The crash has been upgraded to a traffic homicide investigation.

While backing out of a parking spot, an elderly driver hit the gas instead of the brakes. The car, in reverse and out of control, ran over three pedestrians. After the collision, the car continued until it collided with another car.

The 12-year-old victim was trauma alerted to GCH and later died. One patient went to Gulf Coast Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The third-person sustained minor injuries.

Alcohol, drugs and excessive speed were not factors in the crash.

Officer Brandon Sancho said, “The driver did stay on scene after the crash. Three total people were hit.”

Currently, the elderly man is not facing any charges.

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