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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A St. Louis County child has died after being hit by a car Thursday evening ashe played in an north St. Louis alley.

Police were called tothe alley behind the4900 block of Alcott in the Walnut Park neighborhood at 7:30 p.m. Police saya neighbor driving throughthe alley hit 9-year-oldLonnie Avent of Afftonas he jumped from the top of a trash dumpster.

Family of the boy says he didn't jump off the dumpster. They say he was playing in an emptylot, and didn't see the car when he ran out into the alley.

The33-year-old driver of the carstopped to call 911 to report the incident. Investigators say the driverwas cooperating with authorities.

The child who was taken to the hospital where he died just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Accident reconstruction investigatorscontinue to look into the accident.