6-year-old girl struck, killed near Vineyard Elementary School in Utah County

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VINEYARD, Utah, March 27, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah County 6 year old was struck and killed by an SUV Wednesday while riding a battery-powered scooter in an area west of Vineyard Elementary School.

The accident happened in a small cul-de-sac on Parker Place at about 3:30 p.m., Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Cannon said at the scene. A woman at the end of the cul-de-sac exited her driveway and turned to the right.

“The little girl came out of a driveway to her right, kind of in a blind spot,” Cannon said. The SUV struck the scooter-riding child, who was also leaving a driveway, not her own, he said.

The driver did not see the child, and struck her, Cannon said.

“She was struck by the SUV and sustained extensive trauma to her upper body and head,” Cannon said later in a news release.  “There were initial efforts to revive the girl but her injuries were to severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

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“The driver of the SUV has been cooperative and submitted to drug testing, which is a routine part of crashes like this.  Investigators do not suspect negligence, carelessness, or impairment as factors, and initial test results are negative for drugs or alcohol.

“Based on information known at this time there will be no charges filed against the driver.  When all family members have notified in this case we will release the name of the victim.”

Gephardt Daily will have more information on this breaking story as information becomes available.

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