06/15/2012 02:23 EDT | Updated 08/15/2012 05:12 EDT

Toddler dies after being hit by mother's truck

A two-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a pick-up truck driven by his mother in a small community north of Montreal.

The 20-year-old woman in St-Lin, Que. was trying to position her truck to hook up a boat trailer and struck the boy who was standing in the road.

Quebec provincial police said it appears the woman didn't see the boy.

Police are still investigating but said it appears the boy's death was an accident.