1-year-old struck and killed by vehicle in Gaston County

A road was closed in Gaston County on Sunday after police were investigating the death of a 1-year-old who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Dallas.

Half a dozen police cars, ambulance, and fire trucks responded to the area and neighbors say they are heartbroken.

"It's tragic man. It really is this close to home. It's literally a couple of house away," said local resident Michael Canup.

Police were at the house of the baby's family for several hours on West Trade Street. Canup was told the baby was run over.

"I have a daughter that's a year and three weeks and it just really hits home. I am praying for the family and they get through it."