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A 5-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on Sunday, the police said.The accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. on Empire Boulevard. The boy, Rashard Charles, was crossing the street in the middle of the block with his mother and two others when the group was hit by a Honda Odyssey minivan that was backing up in a westbound lane, the police said.Rashard was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the police.The police said the driver, Elizabeth Mayard, 23, of Brooklyn, fled the scene and then returned. She was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, reckless driving and three red light violations.Rashard was the second child killed in a traffic accident involving pedestrians in New York City this year. In January, a 9-year-old boy named Cooper Stock was fatally struck by a taxi while walking in a crosswalk with his father on the Upper West Side.Rashard’s death on Sunday is the latest in a string of fatal accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan last month to eliminate such deaths with a set of proposals that includes greater enforcement of speed limits and wider parking lanes.