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8-Year-Old Girl Killed by Driver in North Camden

On Thursday afternoon, 8-year-old Lela Cruz was struck and killed by an elderly motorist who lost control of his vehicle on the 400 block of State Street in North Camden.

She was riding her bike on the sidewalk when the motorist drove over the curb, hit another adult victim and the stoop of a house, which caused the vehicle to roll on its side and strike Lela, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Several news sites have reported on the tragedy, including CBS, 6ABC, The Courier-Post, MSN, Philly.com, and Fox29.

This is truly devastating news for our region, and our hearts ache for this child who died so young and so senselessly. We will continue to provide details as they become available. Besides monitoring local news, you can find current information on the Bike Camden County Facebook page, where our affiliate Chair Jordan Miller will provide updates as he hears more news.

Alternatively, you can click here to be directed to a google search on the crash that will yield updated news reports as they become available.

When the time is right, we’ll reach out to her family to get guidance on what future action/memorial they would want to see, and will provide details as appropriate.

Click here to contribute to a fund to support the family’s funeral expenses.

 

 

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Topics: Action Center, Biking the Suburbs, Crash, Featured, Safe Routes Philly, Vision Zero

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