A 3-year-old boy and his grandmother were fatally hit by a garbage truck. Police are asking for help as they try to piece together what happened.

On Monday, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department confirmed the police department was investigating a serious vehicle vs pedestrians automobile accident that involved a 3-year-old child.

At first, police provided very little information but confirmed the accident occurred at the intersection of Mary Avenue and Stanley Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday.

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About an hour later, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reported a 2019 Royal Carting garbage truck operated by a 41-year-old man collided with two pedestrians in the road, on Stanley Street at the intersection with Mary Avenue at 1:08 p.m.

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3-Year-old Fatally Hit By Garbage Truck in Poughkeepsie, NY

A 3-year-old boy was one of the two people hit by the Royal Carting garbage truck, according to police. The 3-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries at the scene, police say.

The boy's 72-year-old grandmother was also hit. She was transported to Westchester Medical Center with serious injuries.

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Grandmother Fatally Hit By Garbage Truck in Poughkeepsie, NY

About another hour later, police confirmed the 72-year-old succumbed to her injuries later in the day.

"To protect the family's privacy, names will not be released," the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department stated. "The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department extends our condolences to all affected by this tragedy."

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It's unclear at this time why the two were on the road or what may have led to the accident. Police are asking for help as they continue to investigate.

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"The investigation is ongoing and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is asking any witnesses to the collision to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680," the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department said.

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