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Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.

Police say neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice-cream truck that ran over and killed Jamarion Thomas, a 7-year-old South L.A. boy.

An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit and killed a child with his truck Wednesday night.

The incident happened about 7:10 p.m. in the 200 block of East 97th Street, police said.

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The unidentified child was riding a bike when struck by the ice cream truck, police said.

The child suffered severe injuries and died at the hospital.

The ice cream truck driver suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital, police said.

Although the investigation is ongoing, police are not anticipating any arrests in the case and called the incident an "unfortunate accident."

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