7-year-old struck, killed near San­dal­wood El­e­men­tary School

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Bal­ti­more County Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a fa­tal crash in­volv­ing a sec­ond grade stu­dent at San­dal­wood El­e­men­tar y School in Es­sex.

Po­lice were dis­patched to the drive­way of a town­home com­mu­nity across from the school around 3:26 p.m. on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18 where the girl was struck by a white work van. The pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates that she was run­ning down the side­walk af­ter a group of chil­dren when she darted out in front of the van as it be­gan to exit the town­home com­mu­nity onto South Mar­lyn Av­enue. The vic­tim has since been iden­ti­fied as Na Tasha New­man of the 1000 block of Pun­jab Drive, 21221.

The first of­fi­cer ar­rived on the scene at 3:28 p.m. and im­me­di­ately be­gan CPR on the 7-year-old child, who was rushed to Franklin Square Hos­pi­tal by re­spond­ing medics. She was later pro­nounced de­ceased. The driver re­mained at the scene.

The Bal­ti­more County Po­lice Crash In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team re­sponded to the scene to con­duct crash re­con­struc­tion and will con­tinue the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into this fa­tal crash.

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