SANTA CRUZ, California — A 5-year-old boy and his family have died after their car collided with a car driven by an employee of a local dog rescue group, authorities said Monday.
A man driving a white Lexus collided with the vehicle in the parking lot of the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter about 5 p.m.
Monday, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The Santa Cruz Police Department identified the boy as Dylan C., of Santa Cruz.
The child was taken to a local hospital where he later died, according to the sheriff’s office.
The car was being towed away from the scene by Santa Cruz Fire Department personnel and taken to an animal control facility, the sheriff said.
The department did not release the names of the rescuers.
The dog rescue groups are known for its rescue of stranded animals, including pit bulls and pit bull mixes, and its care for stray dogs and other animals.