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12-Year-Old Driving Dad's Taxi Kills 4-Year-Old Running Errand For Mom

BARRANQUILLA — A four-year-old boy died this week in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla after he was run over by a taxi, which was being driven by a 12-year-old.

The victim had been in intensive care for several days before being pronounced dead on April 5, Colombia's El Espectador reports, citing local newspapers.

The 12-year-old had taken his father's taxi "to the carwash without permission," his father was quoted as saying. "He had never (before) taken the car alone, I always go with him."

The young victim had been sent out alone by his mother to buy ice. "He shouldn't have crossed the road," she said.

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