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South Florida girl dies in car crash while heading to first day of school

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 19:12:18-04

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) -- An 8-year-old Florida girl was killed during a crash on her way to her first day of school.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues says the child's mother was driving to Somerset Academy, a charter school in Miramar, on Monday when she apparently ran a red light and was hit by a pickup truck.

Rues says Sumaiya Zahin was ejected from the minivan, which then rolled over on her. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt. A toddler riding in a car seat was not harmed.

Police said the girl's mother was taken to a hospital in fair condition.

No further details were immediately available.