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The Mesquite Police Department is investigating a traffic accident that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old female child.

At 7:45 pm Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Feather Crest Lane in Mesquite, in reference to a traffic accident. A 2009 Ford E250 van struck the child after she ran into the street in front of the van while crossing to a waiting vehicle, the police department said.

The driver of the 2009 Ford van was uninjured and remained at the scene until medical personnel arrived. No criminal charges are being filed at this time.

The child was transported to an area hospital where she died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The identity of the child is not being released. 

“This is a heartbreaking tragedy, and the condolences and prayers of the department and city are with the families of everyone involved,” the department said.

Winston Henvey is the reporter for the Mesquite News, Coppell Gazette and The Leader serving Carrollton, Flower Mound and Lewisville. Email him with story suggestions at whenvey@starlocalmedia.com.

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