Girl struck and killed at Montgomery County soccer game

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A 13-year-old girl was struck and killed as she watched a soccer game Tuesday in Silver Spring.

Montgomery County police said officers responded around 8:30 p.m. at Eastern Middle School, located at 300 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring, for a pedestrian collision.  Police said that the operator of a 2008 Ford Focus was driving in the rear parking lot of the school. 

For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the parking lot, struck a sign, a tree, an adult female and the girl who were watching a soccer game. 

The woman was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries while the girl died at the hospital.

Police believe that there were spectators at the game who witnessed the collision but left before investigators arrived to the scene.  Investigators are urging those who witnessed the collision but did not speak to investigators to call them at 240-773-6620 or call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


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