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11-year-old girl struck, killed by vehicle in Harvey

An 11-year-old Harvey girl was struck and killed by a vehicle while trying to cross the street in the south suburb Saturday afternoon.

Aniyah Baisten was crossing the street about 2 p.m. near 151st and Wood streets when she was hit, authorities said.

Paramedics attempted to revive Baisten, but she was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:29 p.m., authorities said.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, expired driver’s license and no insurance, Harvey police spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado said.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted Sunday.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family,” Alvarado said in a statement.

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