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Update: Five-Year-Old Girl Hit and Killed By Car

Published On: Mar 19 2013 02:59:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2013 10:06:25 PM CDT
Paradise Child Killed Photo
PARADISE, Calif. -

A five-year-old girl died Tuesday morning after she was hit by a car in her driveway.  Paradise Police confirm the victim is Gracie Carmack.

Police said the collision happened around 10 a.m. in Paradise, on Seneca Drive on the town's south side.

Several family members live at the home.  Michael Biggs was in the yard when it all happened.

Biggs told KRCR News Channel 7 the family got the 1987 Toyota Camry one week ago.  According to Biggs, the female driver went inside the home to look for the keys, leaving a 10-year-old boy in the vehicle.  The car was not running.

Biggs suddenly saw the vehicle rolling forward down the driveway.  He tried to stop the vehicle before it hit the girl, but he couldn't stop its momentum.

The family described Gracie as a special-needs child. 

We'll have more information on KRCR News Channel 7 beginning at 5 p.m.