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Child hit and killed by truck in Mesa

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MESA, Ariz. -

Mesa Police are investigating the death of a young girl hit by a truck near Main St and Gilbert Road. This is the second child in the last week to be hit and killed by a vehicle.

Police say 5-year-old Marlene Mendoza was killed at the scene of the accident.  Police say the girl was hit while crossing the road with her family, and that the 43-year-old driver did stop after the accident.  The driver has been identified as 43-year-old Maria De Los Angeles Castro Balderas, and there was no impairment involved.  Police say the crosswalk was in the middle of the road, and the driver did not see the red light at the mid-block crossing.

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