An 8-year-old Brooklyn Park boy has died after being hit by a car while riding a scooter in New Germany, Minn. on Saturday.
Lorenzo Cotto was in the Carver County city located west of Waconia for a family birthday party.
While riding his non-motorized scooter, Cotto was struck by an SUV heading northbound on Highway 33, also dubbed State Avenue, by a 62-year-old driver from Waverly, Minn. The driver stopped immediately after the collision and did not show any signs of impairment, the Carver County sheriff's office reports.
The driver's name has not been released.
Cotto suffered severe injuries as a result of the collision and was brought to Ridgeview Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the incident.