- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say a 7-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a sport utility vehicle outside an apartment complex in Ohio’s capital city.

Columbus police Sgt. Brooke Wilson says the girl was hit by an SUV around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Kingshill Court Apartments near Interstate 71.

Officials say she was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries where she was declared dead.

The girl hasn’t been publicly identified.

The driver of the SUV, whose name wasn’t available, stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.

An investigation is ongoing.

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