Girl dies after being hit by a vehicle in north Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A 7-year-old girl was has died after she was hit by a car in an apartment complex parking lot on the city’s north side.

The girl was hit in the parking lot of Kingshill Court apartments off Morse Road. Denetra Palo, who lives nearby, said she was coming home from work when she saw the scene Wednesday night.

“All I see is some little child on the ground,” Palo said. “There was two adults already over there helping her, like just trying to be there for her.”

Columbus police said the accident happened just before 7pm. Sgt. Brooke Wilson of the accident investigation unit said the driver and passenger of the car stayed to speak with investigators.

Police said the 6-year-old girl was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead at 7:40pm. She has not been identified.

“It’s wrong,” Palo said. “You shouldn’t hit nobody. I mean, you’re in an apartment complex, drive slowly.”

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