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2-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed by Big Rig in Lancaster

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Sheriff’s deputies in Lancaster were investigating an apparent big rig crash that killed a 2-year-old girl on Tuesday evening.

The accident took place around 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of Valley Central Way and Avenue J (map), according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the big rig was making a right turn on a green light and did not see pedestrians in the crosswalk, said Sgt. David Jennings at the Lancaster sheriff’s station.

One of the pedestrians, a two-year-old girl, was struck by the truck while in the crosswalk, Jennings said.

The child, who was initially identified as a 3-year-old, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver was not cited.

There was no sign of alcohol or drugs, Jennings said.