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6-year-old girl struck and killed while playing at friend's house in Ansonia

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Child suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Ansonia (WFSB) Child suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Ansonia (WFSB)
ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) -

A 6-year-old girl has died after being struck by a vehicle in Ansonia on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the child was playing in a small plastic wagon at a friend's house just before 5 p.m. and was struck by a car on Ford Street at Hughes Circle.

When police arrived, the girl was being tended to by neighbors.

The girl was transported to Griffin Hospital with serious injuries.

At about 9 p.m., police said the child had died.

Missy Lundeen said she heard police sirens in her neighborhood and knew something was wrong.

"I was sitting outside and just started hearing sirens," Lundeen said. "Once I heard it was a child I needed to stay away."

The car was being driven by a 54-year-old Ansonia resident, police said. There is no indication of speed or drugs or alcohol. Police are running tests.

The driver did stop when the crash happened and tried to help the girl.

It is unclear how the wagon got into the street.

No charges have been filed at this time and the case is still under investigation.

On Thursday night, neighbors had begun placing candles where the girl was struck.

"My heart goes out to the family of this child," Lundeen said. "Unfortunately this child will not have the opportunity to go to school this year and that's just heartbreaking."

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