Coroner IDs 8-year-old girl hit by vehicle in Kettering parking lot

An 8-year-old girl who died after she was struck by a truck Sunday afternoon in Kettering has been identified.

Jozlyn Vickers, of Kettering, died at Miami Valley Hospital Sunday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

The crash was reported around 1 p.m. in the 1200 block of Imperial Boulevard off Wilmington Pike.

Jozlyn was in a parking lot at the time of the crash, said Kettering police Officer Tyler Johnson.

“Although still under investigation, all factors point to this incident being an extremely unfortunate accident,” he said.

Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls, including one from the driver of the truck.

“I did not see her at all,” he said. “I was driving and I believe she must’ve been on the ground playing.”

The 911 callers said the girl was unresponsive and had shallow breathing.

No other injuries were reported.

Kettering police are continuing to investigate the crash. We will update this story as more information is released.

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