Authorities are investigating the death of a child after he was fatally struck by a car Monday afternoon in Bryant.
The 5-year-old boy, whose name is not being released at this time, was run over by a vehicle driven by Shannon Stewart, 37, who was moving his girlfriend's car to wash it at a residence on Derek Court, the Bryant Police Department said in a statement.
Stewart ran over the child as he began to move the car into the street, stopping when he realized what had happened, police said. After checking on the boy, Stewart took him to Saline Memorial Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead later that day.
Police determined later that Stewart's girlfriend was the mother of the boy, Bryant Police Department spokesman Sgt. Todd Crowson said.