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5-Year-Old Fatally Struck by Cab Service Van in Northeast DC: Police

A 5-year-old girl was struck and killed Monday in Northeast D.C. while riding a bike, police said.

The girl, Allison Hart, lived in Northeast D.C., police said.

She was riding a bike in the 1400 block of Irving Street NE and was struck by a taxi service van, D.C. police said.

The driver had stopped at a stop sign about 7 p.m., then began to drive into the intersection, police said.

The girl couldn't stop her bike and went in front of the van while it was moving, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The driver stayed and cooperated with police officers. It’s not clear if they will be charged, police said. The van was part of the Royal Cab Transit fleet.

Police initially said the girl may have been riding a bike or a scooter.

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