6-year-old girl hit, killed by SUV near Utah County school

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UPDATE: The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says the 6-year-old girl killed in Wednesday’s crash in  Vineyard has been identified as Annie Gonzalez, age 6. 


VINEYARD, Utah (ABC4 News) – A young child was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Spencer Cannon said a 6-year-old girl was hit by a car while she was playing in a neighborhood west of Vineyard Elementary School.

Officials said at about 3:30 p.m., dispatchers with Central Utah Dispatch received a call reporting that a young girl had been hit by a large SUV.

Deputies said the driver of the SUV backed out of her driveway into a cul-de-sac and turned left to drive out of her neighborhood when a 6-year-old girl, riding a battery-powered scooter, came down the incline of a neighboring driveway and into the path of the SUV. 

The young girl was hit by the SUV and sustained extensive trauma to her upper body and head, according to authorities. 

Initial efforts to revive the young girl failed because her injuries were too severe, and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the SUV was cooperative and submitted to drug testing, which officials said is a routine part of crashes like this one.

Investigators said they do not suspect negligence, carelessness, or impairment as factors in this incident. Initial test results were negative for drugs or alcohol.

Based on the information they found, investigators said no charges will be filed. 

Officials will release the name of the victim after all family members have notified in this case. 

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.  

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