RACINE — A
5-year-old girl has died after being struck by a van in the
driveway of a Racine home.
Police say the
child had just arrived for a party in the neighborhood Saturday
afternoon and was facing the street when a 16-year-old boy backed
a van over the girl.
Authorities say a
rear wheel ran over the girl. The teen heard people yelling and
shouting, but didn't know he had hit someone. So, he pulled the
van forward, running over the girl a second time.
The child was
conscious when first responders arrived, but later died from her
injuries at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital.
the steep pitch of the driveway likely contributed to the accident
because the teen couldn't see the girl.