Mississippi child dies after being struck by vehicle in her own driveway

Published 8:17 pm Sunday, January 7, 2024

A young Mississippi child died after she was struck by a vehicle in her own driveway Sunday. The girl was six years old.

According to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Department, Mize first responders were joined by Smith County deputies Sunday afternoon about 2:20 in responding to the 9-1-1 call.

Suspected to have been an accident, the child died before paramedics and other emergency responders arrived to the home.

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“Out of respect for the family’s privacy during this difficult time, no further details will be disclosed as the Smith County Sheriff’s Office conducts a thorough investigation into this accident,” the release from Smith County Sheriff Joel Houston reads. “We urge everyone to hold the family and friends of this precious little girl in their prayers during this profoundly difficult time.”