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October 7, 2013

Girl struck, killed by ice cream truck she was chasing

The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 8-year-old girl has died after being struck by an ice cream truck she was trying to catch in Kansas City.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday night. She was hit shortly after 5 p.m. Friday in the northern part of the city.

Witnesses say the girl was on a sidewalk chasing after the truck, which had pulled over to serve a customer. Police said in a statement the driver started moving again and didn't see the girl as she darted in front of the vehicle.

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Police say the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated. They say no citations have been issued.