Girl dies pushing two children out of the way of runaway SUV

Kiera Larsen pushed the children away from danger but was fatally struck by the vehicle.

LAKESIDE, CA (WCMH)– The 10-year-old girl is being called a hero after she saved two younger children when she pushed them out of the way of a runaway vehicle.

According to KGTV, Kiera Larsen and the young children were playing in a yard near Lakeside, California, when somehow a Mercedes-Benz SUV began rolling in reverse down a driveway.

That’s when Larsen pushed the children away from danger but was fatally struck by the vehicle.

“She saved both my daughters lives, my two kids, and both could have been gone in an instant. She stepped in and did what she knows and that’s to protect those around her,” Alyssa Jenkins told KGTV.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help the Larsen family with funeral expenses.

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