Toddler dies after being struck by minivan

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A toddler in New Square died last night after being struck by a minivan while playing in front of her home.

According to authorities, 2-year-old Gitty Swartz was playing in the driveway outside her family's home on Clinton Lane Monday night just before 7 p.m. Police say the girl ran into the road after seeing friends across the street and was struck by a minivan driven by 33-year-old Shaya Walter, also of New Square. The girl was being supervised by her parents at the time.

Police are calling the incident a tragic accident. Ramapo Police Chief Peter Brower tells News 12 an investigation into the incident shows there was no alcohol use or excessive speed on the part of the driver.

For extended coverage of the young girl struck by a van in New Square, go to channel 612 and select iO Extra.

Police investigate young girl struck and killed in New Square

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