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Girl dies after being struck by pickup

TOWNER – A 5-year-old Towner girl has died after being struck by a pickup truck on Saturday.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Samuel Leighton, 21, moved the vehicle a short distance in his driveway in Towner. When he got out of the vehicle after moving it about 50 feet he saw a small child lying in the driveway. The driver did not realize he struck a pedestrian until parking the pickup, according to the N.D. Highway Patrol.

The child was taken by ambulance to Trinity Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not released yet.

The crash remains under investigation by the N.D. Highway Patrol.