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11-year-old girl dies after hit by garbage truck near Sandhill, Viking roads

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 01:48:20-05

An 11-year-old girl has died after being hit by a garbage truck Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of Sandhill and Viking roads.

Police believe the child was walking home with two friends when the collision happened. 

A garbage truck was stopped at the light.  At the same intersection, the three children were waiting to cross the street.

When the garbage truck made a right hand turn on the green light, detectives said the child walked into the street and was hit by the rear tires of the turning garbage truck. The girl died on scene.

It is unknown whether the girl or her friends hit the crosswalk button ahead of crossing the street.

The driver of the garbage truck remained on scene and impairment was not suspected.

A memorial was building at the scene of the crash Wednesday night. Her family has identified her as Jazmin Espana. A GoFundMe has been set up for her funeral costs.