CHEROKEE COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-month-old child which was struck on a Cherokee County road Thursday afternoon has died.   

Troopers said the incident happened just before 5 p.m. on County Road 801, south of Tahlequah.

The OHP report stated the toddler, who was not identified, walked in front of a westbound car.  He was taken to a Tahlequah hospital where he later died.

The report says the driver of the car, a 51-year-old Tahlequah woman had just begun traveling westbound when the collision occurred. 

The OHP says the cause of the collision and the condition of the driver remains under investigation.