BROOKLYN - An investigation is underway after a child was struck and killed by a van in Park Slope.

Police say 12-year-old Samuel Cohen-Eckstein was hit by a white 2006 Chevrolet van on Prospect Park West and 3rd Street.

It happened at around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy was rushed to Methodist Hospital with injuries to his torso, but was pronounced dead on arrival.