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Small child dies after being struck by car in Shelbyville

Published: Aug. 20, 2016 at 9:11 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2016 at 4:48 AM EDT
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(Source: Steven Richard/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Steven Richard/WAVE 3 News)

SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A small child died Saturday after being hit by a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Shelbyville.

At 3:10 p.m. Saturday afternoon the Shelbyville Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Shelby County EMS and Shelbyville Fire Department responded to the Lynne Acres Apartments in reference to a motor vehicle accident, according to a press release from the SCSD.

"Upon arrival it was determined the accident involved a passenger car and a pedestrian (a small child)," according to the press release.

The child was transported Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and was pronounced dead there. The child's name has not been released.

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The accident is still under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department Accident Reconstruction Team. Drugs and/or alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the accident, according to the press release.

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