Child struck, killed by vehicle in Antioch - WSMV News 4

Child struck, killed by vehicle in Antioch

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A 3-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by her mother Thursday evening in what police believe was a tragic accident.

The incident was reported before 6 p.m. in the 3400 block of Anderson Road, near Percy Priest Lake.

Investigators said 36-year-old Ijeoma Ezekakpu arrived to the family's home in her SUV, and when she opened the vehicle's door to greet one of her children, her foot inadvertently hit the accelerator.

The vehicle crashed into the garage and struck 3-year-old Chidinma Ezekakpu, police said.

Chidinma was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident.

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