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Child dies after being hit by car near Fort Collins school

A child has died of their injuries after being hit by a car in a Fort Collins crosswalk Tuesday morning. The incident occurred in front of their elementary school.

Police say that the car stopped at a four-way stop, but then traveled forward and struck a child in the crosswalk on the opposite side of the intersection.

The collision occurred at 8:40 a.m. when the 23-year-old driver was traveling southeast on Wabash Street in a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe.

The child was transported to a local hospital but later died, said Fort Collins police shortly before 5 p.m. in a Facebook post.

The investigation is ongoing, but police don't believe speed, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.

The child's identity and official cause and manner of death will be released at a later time, according to the post.

“Our hearts are with victim’s family this evening, and words cannot express our sadness,” said Assistant Chief Tim Doran, who oversees the Special Operations Division at Fort Collins Police Services. “We’re working closely with Lopez Elementary and Poudre School District to ensure that support resources are in place for students, families, staff, and anyone else who may have witnessed the incident.”

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