Toddler Dies After Hit By Pickup Truck

By: Mary Tignor; Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mary Tignor; Mike Waterhouse Email

In a split second two lives were changed forever Monday in Dunbar. Police say a girl was playing outside when she was hit by a truck along the 1300 block of Charles Avenue just before 5pm.

2-year-old Heather Coles was rushed to Thomas Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Police say David Green was driving the truck, but they believe it was an accident. Police say the girl ran from her backyard into the roadway, and was hit by the truck. Neighbors also say they saw the girl playing in the street shortly before the accident happened.

"The girl was running out in the road all day...a couple of times and they tried to stop her. It's just really sad. It's really sad," said John Bonnet, a neighbor.

Dunbar's police chief says that truck's driver, David Green, is a family friend of the Coles family. The sheriff's department is handling the investigation.

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