• Young girl killed by pickup in parking lot

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    AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old was struck and killed by a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Florida Walmart.

    The Ledger reports that the girl was hit Friday morning at an Auburndale store.

    Police say Alleria Elkins and her grandmother had just finished shopping and were returning to their vehicle. The pickup driver had stopped to let the grandmother cross the lane. He told police he didn't see the girl and began moving forward but stopped when he heard a noise.

    Alleria was taken to a Lakeland hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    Police says they don't expect to file criminal charges.

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    Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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