Authorities have confirmed that child was killed this afternoon after being struck by a vehicle driven by Scotland County Commissioner Guy McCook.
The accident occurred on Plant Road.
According to reports, the child was running toward a mud puddle and when his grandmother tried to catch the toddler who darted into the road in the path of McCook’s vehicle.
No charges are anticipated.
The child is estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old.
The Laurinburg Police Department and the state Highway Patrol are investigating the accident.
McCook serves as chairman of the county board. He could not be reached for comment.
The Laurinburg Exchange will update this report online and in Thursday’s newspaper as information becomes available.