Family, neighbor devastated after 1-year-old killed in tragic accident

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On the family's GoFundMe page for 1-year-old Xavier Hernandez, their devastation is clear.

"He was the light of their life, he completed their family," Andrea Longoria said.

The 1-year-old managed to slip away during a family gathering on Tuesday and ended up in a neighbor's driveway.

Neighbor Hector Torres tells us he pulled out of the driveway and heard a sound under his truck, and looked around but couldn't see anything. Torres says he got out of his truck to look around and soon discovered the child.

He says he never expected that there would be a kid under his car.

Torres went on to say, in the moment, he only thought to pick up the kid and take him to his father and that he didn't know what to do.

The child's parents immediately started rushing their baby boy to the hospital from their home near 19th Avenue and Broadway. They were intercepted by police and paramedics at Seventh Avenue and Broadway and the child was then taken to a hospital where he later died.

Now, police appear to be treating this as a tragic accident.

"I think that everybody is doing the best that they can," Longoria said. "Anytime there is a tragedy like this you have to do the best that you can and for the most part, the family is holding it together the best that anyone would."

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