10-year-old Lakeside girl dies trying to save others

LAKESIDE (KUSI) – A young girl was fatally struck by an allegedly unoccupied vehicle in the Lakeside area while attempting to save others Monday evening.

The 10-year-old victim, whose name was not immediately available, may have been hit as she was pushing a second child out of the vehicle’s path after
it was somehow shifted out of park and rolled down the hill the children were playing on.   

The crash happened on a sloping dirt road off Olde Highway 80 near Los Coches Road shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, according to the California Highway
Patrol and Heartland Fire & Rescue.   

Paramedics took the victim to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where she later died, the California Highway Patrol reported.   

She was the third child of around the same age killed in crashes around San Diego County this week.

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