GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- A 3-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle in Gary after police say she ran into traffic.
Police say a Dodge Durango was traveling eastbound in the 500-block of 5th Avenue around 3 p.m. Tuesday when it allegedly struck the girl, who was on the south side of 5th Avenue and ran into the lane of traffic. The girl - who has been identified as Davea Smith - was accompanied by another juvenile at the time of the incident, police said.
Smith was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident, and ask anyone with information to contact Gary police at 219-881-7485.