- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

GARY, Ind. (AP) - Police say a 3-year-old Gary girl has died from injuries she suffered when she ran into traffic and was struck by a pickup truck.

DaVea L. Smith was holding the hand of a 12-year-old relative Tuesday as they walked to a nearby store when police say she broke away from that boy and ran into adjacent street traffic.

The Lake County coroner’s office says DaVea was pronounced dead at a hospital form blunt force trauma after being struck by a pickup truck.

Witness Eddie Epps told police the two children were walking through a liquor store’s parking lot when the girl “snatched her hand away and ran into the street.”

The (Merrillville) Post-Tribune reports (https://trib.in/1iDhdfQ ) the truck’s driver has not been charged.


Information from: Post-Tribune, https://posttrib.chicagotribune.com/

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