13-year-old killed after being hit by vehicle on Van Dyke

The mayor of Warren is calling this a tragic accident, which was witnessed by the girl's mother and friend. 

A mother heartbroken over what she had to see, her own daughter hit by a vehicle in front of her eyes. 

Described by those who knew her as smart and wonderful, 13-year-old Alicia Gardner was hit and killed by a pickup truck Friday night while walking home from a nail salon on Chambers near Van Dyke.

Her mom and friend were with her. Alicia had just come home from a dance at Lincoln Middle School where she was in the 8th grade.

Police say the driver of the pickup stopped and tried to help and that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

City officials say they are still determining if the driver will face any charges.

Family members also say Alicia was very involved in her church and a great role model to her friends and younger cousins.

The family of Alicia has set up a GoFundMe account.

 

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