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3-year-old struck, killed by car in Wake County

Posted November 3
Updated November 4

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— A young girl was killed Thursday evening after being hit by a car in Wake County.

Authorities said 3-year-old Miliah Banos Ruiz Coats was crossing the street on Old U.S. Highway 1 when she was struck by a passing car just before 5:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family friend Tahalla Jordan said the girl's father had just purchased toys for his daughter and two other children in the family.

He was setting up a game he had just purchased and didn't notice the girl was behind him in the yard when she ran into the road, Jordan said.

"It's a hard time. Just pray for the family,' she said. "We're just trying to help them get through."

Authorities said Friday that no charged will be filed in the incident.

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