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Published: Monday, 8/11/2003

Boy, 1, dies after hit by van driven by dad

MONROE — A 1-year-old Monroe boy died last night after he was struck by a van, driven by his father, that was backing out of a driveway, authorities said.

Paul Bowser, 31, of Monroe was driving a Chevrolet Astro van in reverse on a driveway at 3419 Vivian Rd. in Frenchtown Township about 6 p.m. when he struck Zackere Bowser.

The boy was taken to Mercy Hospital in Monroe, where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department said it is continuing its investigation.

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