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6-year-old girl hit, killed by van in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 12:11:54-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 6-year-old girl was hit and killed by a van as she was riding her bike in a crosswalk in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports the girl was riding with a parent when she was hit while crossing an intersection on Thursday evening.

She was flown by helicopter to a Denver hospital, where she died. The parent also was hit, but the severity of the injuries has not been released.

Investigators do not believe speed, drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, and no charges have been filed.