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3 year old dies after being struck by vehicle

Balloons, flowers, stuffed animals, candles and pictures are memorializing the life of a 3 year old who died after receiving injuries from being struck by a motor vehicle on Oct. 31.

Chief Chuck Brooks said in a release that at approximately 5:17 p.m. on Oct. 31, the APD received numerous 911 calls in response to a child being struck by a motor vehicle at 1109 Fillmore Dr., Atmore, which is the location of the Lil Angels Daycare.

When officers arrived, they found a three (3) year old child laying in the daycare’s driveway with severe injuries,” Brooks said in a release. “When Medics arrived, the child was pronounced deceased.”

Brooks said according to witnesses at the scene, a female was seen exiting the daycare and began walking to a vehicle.

Brooks said witnesses said two small children followed behind her, and when the vehicle began moving, one of the children was struck.  The other child was not injured.

The driver of the vehicle was later identified as the child’s, fifteen year old sister, Brooks said.

The APD is continuing to investigate.