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8 Year Old Killed near Rupert

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By Benito Baeza

According to Idaho State Police 8 year old Jaime Ruiz Jr. was struck and killed by a car around 7:55pm Wednesday evening just south of Rupert near the junction of State Highways 24 and 25.
Rupert resdident Paula Scott was headed south on 100 west when the 5 year old child ran onto the road. Scott could not avoid hitting the child.
The 5 year old was taken to Minidoka Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Alcohol is not a factor in the accident.
(Editors Note: ISP originally reported victims age as being 5 years old)

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