Police: Child dead after being hit by car

Police say the girl ran out into the street chasing a pet

ROCKBRIDGE CO. - Police are investigating a car accident that left a 12-year old dead in Rockbridge County. 

It happened Saturday at 2:25 p.m.. 

Police say the 12-year old was chasing her family's dog when she ran onto Route 60. She was hit by a 2011 Chevy Malibu. The child died at the scene. 

Virginia State Police is investigating the crash. 

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