Girl, 5, killed by car while trick-or-treating

Posted at 10:44 AM, Nov 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-01 10:44:00-04

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has been struck and killed by a car while she was trick-or-treating in a neighborhood just east of Atlanta.

Police say the girl was with a group of people and that parents were present at the time of the accident around 7 p.m. Thursday. It happened on Pepperdine Court near Decatur. Police tell WSB-TV that the child may have accidentally stepped into the road.

DeKalb County police Det. Lorentz Armstrong said girl was seriously hurt at the scene and taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.