An 18-month-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in the northern part of East Baton Rouge.

The incident took place shortly before 6 p.m. in the 24000 block of Eubanks Road.

The child was pronounced dead after family members brought the boy to the hospital, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Investigators believe the child may have been backed over, spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said, in what appears to have been an accident.