A 4-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car in a suspected hit-and-run crash in Newark, law enforcement sources said. news 12 new jersey.
The crash occurred Tuesday night near 6th Avenue West and North 9th Avenue.
The Essex County Attorney’s Office has confirmed that the child died and her father and another child were hospitalized. The father and second child had injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to a prosecution spokesman.
Prosecutors were unable to provide a description of the vehicle that hit the family.
news 12 I spoke with the uncle of the girl who was killed. Moah Muhamed identified the victim as his niece’s girlfriend Ramata.
“I took this girl to school this morning. I took her to school and she is only 5. We always have fun,” said Muhammed . News 12.
Muhammed says his niece and her family recently moved from Mali to the United States “for a better future.”
“And look what happened. That’s it for her,” says Muhammed.
Muhammed said there are not enough stop signs in the area and crashes are frequent.