Young girl killed in school-front collision

A ten year old girl has succumbed to her injuries after being struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon.

The accident happened outside of the girl's school, Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School, around 3:40 PM as she crossed Lancaster Drive and was struck by a Chevy Silverado.

The roadway was closed for police to investigate the one vehicle collision, and was reopened 7:30 PM. 

After being hit, the girl was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries by Frontenac Paramedic Services, but police updated this morning that she tragically was lost.

In their statement, police say the driver has been cooperative as the investigation is ongoing. 

"The driver immediately stopped, stayed on scene, and has been cooperative with investigators," a media release from Kingston Police reads.

"The truck was seized and towed for further examination. No charges have been laid at this time and any fault has yet to be established until the investigation is fully complete."

Algonquin Catholic and District School Board, which includes Mother Teresa Catholic School, says the Board's Bereavement Team will be available in school today to gather in prayer and offer support to students, staff and parents.

The Board's statement says the incident is deeply saddening for the young girl's family, and all members of the Mother Teresa Catholic School community. 

"This news is heartbreaking and a tremendous loss in our community," ALCDSB posted to social media.

"The Board reminds everyone to please reach out if you need to talk or need support in any way during this difficult time."

The Bereavement Team will remain available to provide support in the coming days and weeks as needed.

Kingston Police have not shared the deceased's name nor the names of her parents at their request, and added that the family is requesting privacy during this difficult time. 

Story by Owen Fullerton, YGK News, for the Local Journalism Initiative.