‘Heartbreaking Tragedy,' Mesquite Police Say Child, 8, Killed Crossing Residential Street

No charges filed in fatal crash after child hit in Mesquite neighborhood

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An 8-year-old girl was killed Wednesday after she ran into the street and was struck by a van, police say.

The child, according to the Mesquite Police Department, ran into the street in the 400 block of Feather Crest Lane at about 7:45 p.m. to get to a waiting vehicle when she was struck by a passing 2009 Ford E250 van.

The child was taken to an area hospital where she died of her injuries.

"This is a heartbreaking tragedy, and the condolences and prayers of the department and city are with the families of everyone involved," police said in a statement Thursday morning.

The driver of the van was uninjured and remained at the scene until first responders arrived. Police said no criminal charges are being filed at this time.

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