KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A little girl is dead after a car struck her as she stepped into the street Monday, police said.
It happened around 6:50 p.m. near North 4th and Quindaro Boulevard.
Police said the driver of the vehicle was heading west on Quindaro Boulevard when 2-year-old Melanie McDonald ran into the street. The girl's mother tried to stop her, but the vehicle struck them both.
Both the mom and little girl were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries. Melanie later died. The mother's injuries are considered minor.
Police said the driver involved in the tragic incident stayed on the scene and is cooperating with authorities. Police said it's unlikely any charges will be filed.