Kansas girl dies after running into street, mother injured

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Kansas City, Kansas, police say a 2-year-old girl died after she ran into a street and was hit by a truck.

The girl's mother was seriously injured when she ran into the street to stop her and was also hit by the truck on Monday evening.

The Kansas City Star reports police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook says the case was an accident. He says the driver was not speeding and was not under the influence.

The driver immediately pulled over after the accident and is cooperating with investigators.

Westbrook says it's unclear what prompted the girl, Melanie McDonald, to run into the street.

The accident happened the same day an 18-month-old Olathe boy was struck and killed by a vehicle backing out of a driveway.

Information from KCTV and KAKE contributed to this report.


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