Boy, 5, Killed Fetching Ball Under Delivery Truck: Police

A 5-year-old New Jersey boy chased a ball under a parked delivery truck and was killed when the driver failed to see him and started to pull away, police said Friday.

The boy, whose name hasn't been disclosed by police, was playing in front of an apartment complex on Cheryl Drive in Iselin at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when his ball rolled under a parked UPS truck, said Capt. Roy Hoppock of the Woodbridge Police Department.

The 35-year-old UPS worker delivered a package and didn't notice the boy when he returned to his truck, Hoppock said.

No charges have been filed, but the accident is still under investigation, he said.

A UPS spokesperson said the driver has been with the company for nine years.

"UPS is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident Thursday evening in Iselin, and we’ve been cooperating with the investigation by the Woodbridge Township police," said UPS Public Relations Director Susan Rosenberg.

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