A 3-year-old Hilo boy died Friday from injuries he suffered after being run over by a pickup truck in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View.
The boy was identified as Treston S.C. Crowley.
Puna patrol officers said the child was playing in a 1993 Dodge pickup truck when he either put or knocked the gear shift lever into gear.
The vehicle started to roll back in the driveway, at which time the boy jumped out and was run over by the vehicle.
Crowley was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 p.m.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Police do not count the boy’s death towards the traffic fatality total for the island, because the death happened on private property.