Boy, four, killed in horror smash after desperate locals 'tried to save him' – as cops appeal for witnesses

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy has died in a horror crash today.

The little one was fatally injured in Skelton, Cleveland just after 2pm.

Paramedics and cops rushed to quiet Grampian Road as horrified locals tried desperately to help the boy.

Despite their efforts, he could not be saved.

Police have launched an investigation.

Specially-trained officers are supporting the victim's family tonight.

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A spokesperson said: "Police can confirm that a four-year-old boy sadly lost his life in a fatal road traffic collision in Skelton this afternoon.

"Our thoughts are with the boy’s family.

"Specially trained officers are supporting the boy’s relatives."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 095157.

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