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CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Carrolton Police confirm a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a van Monday afternoon.

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A 7-year-old relative was also struck and and taken to the hospital with injuries that are not serious.

Location where a child was struck by a van and killed in Carrollton(Chopper 11)

It happened shortly before 1:00 p.m. on South Josey Lane at Crosby while the children and the mother of the 12-year-old were approaching a driveway in front of a shopping center.

Police said they were walking on the sidewalk and about to cross the driveway when the driver turned to enter the driveway and hit the children.

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The mother was not struck.

The child who died has been identified as Victor Garcia.

Victor Garcia (courtesy: Garcia family)

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD tweeted, “It is with great sadness that we share that Dewitt Perry Middle School student Victor Garcia passed away today. Please keep the family, friends & Perry MS community in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.”

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Police said in a tweet, the driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation.

The driver told investigators he swerved to avoid another vehicle that had stopped unexpectedly in front of him.

In addition to a full investigation, the Carrollton Police Department said it is working to provide any and all available resources to the victim’s family.

Garcia’s family has set up a GoFundMe account to help the family with immediate needs and funeral expenses.