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Child, 6, killed by car in northeast Colorado Springs

September 21, 2017 Updated: September 23, 2017 at 7:20 am
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A 5-year-old was seriously hurt after being hit by a car Thursday night, September 21, 2017. (KKTV photo)

A 6-year-old girl riding her bike was killed by a van in a crosswalk Thursday evening in northeast Colorado Springs, police said.

The girl was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk on Cottonwood Tree Drive shortly before 6:30 p.m. She tried to cross the intersection at Silver Birch Drive, when she was hit by a Ford van that was making a right turn from Cottonwood Tree Drive onto Silver Birch Drive. Her parent was also hit.

The girl was taken to a Denver hospital via helicopter, police said, where she later died from her injuries.

The parent also was taken to a hospital. The extent of the parent's injuries is unknown.

Police said neither speed nor alcohol or drugs are considered factors in the case. No charges have been filed.

This is the 29th traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were 21.

This is a developing story. Check back with The Gazette for updates.

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