KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) say a 10-year-old girl has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy roadway in the Four Corners tourist district of Osceola County.
A crash was reported around 9:15 p.m. to the FHP involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The incident occurred on U.S Highway 192 and Avalon Road. The child was taken to a hospital but later died, according to an FHP spokesperson.
The driver stayed on the scene and the eastbound lanes of U.S.192 were closed while troopers conducted their investigation.
According to witnesses, the victim and several other children were attempting to cross U.S. 192 from the south side of the road to the north side. Troopers say the kids were not using a crosswalk. The front of a 2009 Mercedez struck the girl.
"At this time, it is unclear where the child resides," said FHP Lt. Kim Montes. "This crash remains under investigation."
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