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Toy trucks donated to honor Pennsylvania tot mauled at zoo

PITTSBURGH — Toy construction trucks have been pouring into the funeral home handling arrangements for a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh zoo.

The parents of Maddox Derkosh requested the toys instead of flowers because their son liked to play with trucks and share them with friends. More than 3,000 have been donated, and the William Slater II funeral home said it will continue accepting the trucks even after the boy’s funeral Friday.

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