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Otis toddler dies after being struck by father’s vehicle

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North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Otis residence at 9:46 p.m. Sunday regarding a 15-month-old struck by a vehicle.

A preliminary investigation revealed Thomas Bartlet, 51, of Otis, was backing his 2000 Ford pickup in the driveway to park when his toddler was struck.

Lifesaving measures began and the child was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Shortly before midnight the toddler was pronounced deceased.

The family is cooperating with the investigation and no criminal charges are pending as a result of the accident.

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