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7-year-old struck by driver in Avondale dies at Children's Hospital

Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 10:29:19-04

CINCINNATI — A 7-year-old girl died Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a car while she crossed the street in Avondale.

Police said Sharesse Lattimore, 7, and another victim, also a 7-year-old girl, were hit early Tuesday afternoon while running across Vine Street. The pair didn’t use a crosswalk, according to traffic investigators, and ran into the path of a teenage driver heading north on Vine Street.

The car hit both of them; both were hospitalized at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Police shut down a portion of Vine Street for much of the afternoon to investigate.

Lattimore died at the hospital, according to officials. The other remained hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators wrote they did not believe the driver who hit them had been speeding or impaired at the time of the wreck.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call traffic investigators at 513-352-2514.