• 11-year-old girl dies after being hit by vehicle near Whitehaven school, police say

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An 11-year-old child has died after being hit by a vehicle in Whitehaven.

    According to police, the girl had been in surgery but did not survive following the accident.

    Memphis police said the victim was hit by the car in the 5100 block of Millbranch Road around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

    The victim has not yet been identified by MPD. However, family members told FOX13 the child's name was Ra’Kayla Blount.

    Scroll to the bottom of this story to see video of the scene as FOX13 crews first arrived following the crash.

    The driver responsible remained on scene as police arrived. She will be facing charges, according to MPD.

    Keara Williams has been charged with Driving While License S/R/C and Violation of Financial Law.

    She has not been charged in the death of the child. 

    The location where the accident occurred is just blocks from multiple schools in the area. Oakshire Elementary School, Havenview Jr. High and Havenview Middle School are all within walking distance of the accident.

    FOX13 crews noticed clothing near where the accident happened. 

    This is a developing story. Stay with FOX13 for the latest updates.


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