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3-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By Car In Priest Lake Area

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PRIEST LAKE, Tenn. – A 3-year-old child was killed after being struck by a car in the PriestL Lake area Thursday night.

Police said the victim's mother, 36-year-old Ijeoma Ezekakpu, had just pulled into the driveway of their home in the 3400 block of Anderson Road. She opened the door of her SUV to greet one of her children and her foot inadvertently hit the accelerator.

Investigators said the SUV then crashed into the garage, hitting 3-year-old Chidinma Ezekakpu.

The child was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where the child was later pronounced dead.

The death is being investigated as an accident.

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