8-year-old Riding Scooter Dies After Hit by Car 09 Sep 13

An 8-year-old boy riding a scooter in New Germany died after he was hit by a car Friday night.

Investigators say 8-year-old Lorenzo Cotto of Brooklyn Park was riding a scooter in the street in front of his relative’s house during a birthday party when he was hit.

The Carver County Sheriff Department responded to call of a child struck by a vehicle just before 8:30pm in the area of State Avenue and Monroe Street.

The driver of the car, a 62-year-old Waverly man, told police he didn’t see the boy.

Cotto was taken to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia where he was later pronounced dead.

The State Patrol is investigating the incident.