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Child dies after being struck by SUV in front of Lopez Elementary School in Ft. Collins

Posted at 1:02 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 18:59:36-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A child struck by an SUV in front of Lopez Elementary School Tuesday morning has died, police said.

Fort Collins police said the crash occurred at about 8:40 a.m. at the intersection of Benthaven Street and Wabash Street.

The SUV was stopped at a 4-way stop sign at the intersection and then proceeded forward, striking the child crossing inside the crosswalk on the opposite side of the intersection, police said in a video statement.

Paramedics transported the child to the hospital where the child was later pronounced deceased. The child's name, age and gender has not been released. The child was a student at the school, police said.

Police don't believe speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. Police have not released any information about the driver of the SUV.

A spokesperson for the Poudre School District said mental health workers were at the school on Tuesday to counsel students and staff.