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Troopers: Toddler killed by SUV after walking into street

Chicago police say there were nine homicides in what has been the deadliest weekend of the year in a city where fatal shootings had been in decline. So far this year there have been 50 homicides compared to 33 during the same period in 2019. (MGN Image)
Chicago police say there were nine homicides in what has been the deadliest weekend of the year in a city where fatal shootings had been in decline. So far this year there have been 50 homicides compared to 33 during the same period in 2019. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Feb. 15, 2020 at 5:58 AM EST
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By: Associated Press

February 15, 2020

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — A toddler was struck and killed by an SUV Friday after walking into traffic in Florida, authorities said.

Arayah Phillips was fatally injured in front of a Palmetto home, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The 23-month-old girl had been walking down a driveway before stepping into the street, troopers said. She walked directly into the path of the passing SUV, and the woman driving the vehicle was unable to stop before hitting the child.

The driver stopped after the crash. No charges were immediately reported against her.

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