Boy, 5, dies after being hit by car in El Mirage

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- A 5-year-old boy died after he chased after a family member's car Sunday night.

Police officers responded to a home in the area of Greenway and Dysart roads in El Mirage shortly after 10 p.m. after receiving a call about an injured child.

Police said the boy and his siblings chased after a car as a relative was leaving.

"At some point the 5-year-old fell," said Detective Kim Walden with the El Mirage Police Department. "Now we don't know the cause of the fall, if he tripped, but we do know that when he fell he did have contact with the vehicle."

Officers rendered aid until the child was taken to a local hospital. He later died from his injuries.

Officials are waiting for autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death.
The family's identity has not been released.