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Evacuee toddler struck, killed in Dallas parking lot

Charges will not be filed against the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a 17-month-old boy in a south Dallas parking lot Sunday.

The toddler, Manuel Moreno Jr., whose family evacuated Houston to avoid Hurricane Ike, was outside a restaurant in the 7000 block of Military Parkway in the Pleasant Grove area around 3 p.m. when he ran from his mother and into the parking lot, said Dallas police spokesman Sgt.Gil Cerda.

The boy died at the scene.

The driver of the GMC Yukon never saw the boy, Cerda said. The incident has been ruled accident, he said.