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MPD: 3-year-old dead after car crash in South Memphis, third young person struck by a car in one day

MPD confirms this was the third young person to be struck by a vehicle in Memphis in one afternoon.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 3-year-old girl was struck by a car in South Memphis and died on Monday, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD). 

They were transported from the 1900 block of Tacoma Avenue to Le Bonheur in critical condition, according to MPD.

"We just have to remind everyone to please be alert when you drive," MPD sergeant Louis Brownlee said. "Anticipate people and things coming out into the roadway, and when you drive through neighborhoods, drive extra slow." 

The person responsible for this incident stayed on the scene, according to MPD.

Police say they think the toddler probably ran into the street, so that it's not likely that the driver or the adult responsible for the girl's care will be charged.

MPD confirms this was the third young person in one afternoon to be struck by a vehicle in Memphis. The two other children hit by cars Monday are expected to survive.  

The location of the incident, west of Memphis International Airport, is near Winchester Elementary School.

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