Missouri State Highway Patrol photo

A 2-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Officers said a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse was backing on private property in Oregon County and struck the child, who was not identified. He died about three hours later at a West Plains hospital, the patrol said. Next of kin has been announced.

The driver, Veronica A. Martin, 31, of Thayer, was not injured.

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