Child struck and killed by car in West Philadelphia

A child was struck and killed by a vehicle in West Philadelphia Sunday evening.

The incident occurred on the 4800 block of Merion Avenue at 6:45 p.m.

A 23-month-old black male ran in between parked cars and ran out into the street. He was struck by a Chevy Trailblazer that was traveling westbound on Merion Avenue towards 49 th Street.

The child was taken to CHOP and was pronounced at 7:13 p.m.

The striking vehicle and the driver remained on location.