It happened just before 8:30 p.m. along South Street, close to the McDonalds.
Front Royal Police say a six-year-old boy came from the Front Royal Plaza, ran into the street, and that's when a car struck him. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver is not facing any charges, and police say speed and alcohol were not a factor.
An autopsy will be done on the boy Monday.
South Street was shut down until around 1 a.m.
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