LANCASTER – A 2-year-old girl died Tuesday evening after she was hit by a big rig truck while crossing the street in west Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal collision occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Avenue J at Valley Central Way, according Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed the driver of a big rig truck was making a right turn on a green light and didn’t see pedestrians in the crosswalk. One of the pedestrians, a two year old girl, was struck by the truck while in the crosswalk,” Jennings stated.
Witnesses at the scene said the toddler had been crossing the street with a woman, who was carrying a baby.
“The [2-year-old] child was rushed to Antelope Valley Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries,” Jennings stated.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and the investigation is ongoing, according to Jennings.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is encouraged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Office at 661-948-8466.
The deceased child has been identified as two-year-old Teyonnie Alexandria Trinity Brown of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.