A toddler was killed Sunday in Charles County when he was struck by a car on a private road in the Waldorf area, authorities said.

The boy , who was about one year old, was struck in the 10000 block of Lyles Place when he was struck about 4 p.m., said Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff’s office.

Investigators think that the child was at a family gathering when the incident occurred. Few other details were available.

However, Richardson said that t he death appeared to be a tragic accident.

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