Dominic Watkins, Jr., 3, fatally struck in Oxon Hill: Police

A 3-year-old was fatally struck by{ }the family car{ }in Oxon Hill Wednesday around 7:30 p.m., according to Prince George's County Police.{ }

Police say the 3-year-old and his grandmother were inside the vehicle in the 600 block of Audrey Lane when it started to roll backwards. The father, who was holding a 2-year-old girl nearby, dropped the toddler to jump in the car and stop it.{ }

Police say at some point the 3-year-old fell out of the car and was struck. He was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.{ }

The victim is identified as Dominic Watkins, Jr. of the 600 block of Audrey Lane in Oxon Hill.

The 2-year-old has some injuries from being dropped, but she is expected to be OK.{ }

Another pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run in Manassas. The victim was flown to an area hospital. The accident shut down the intersection of Lomond Drive at Garner Drive.{ }