AUBURNDALE, Fla. (FOX 13) - Police said a 4-year-old girl has died after being struck by a car in an Auburndale Walmart parking lot.
According to Auburndale Police, Debra Elkins went shopping with her 4-year-old granddaughter Alleria at the Walmart located on Highway 92 West Friday morning.
Police said Elkins loaded their shopping bags into her vehicle and went to bring her shopping cart to the cart return area.
The driver of a Toyota Tundra pickup truck, identified as Randy Reyes Diaz, stopped to let her cross the aisle with her shopping cart. Diaz then continued driving forward.
That's when police Alleria followed after her grandmother and into the path of Diaz's truck. Diaz never saw the little girl but heard a noise and immediately stopped his truck.
Police said Alleria was transported to Lakeland Regional Health, where she later died.
Investigators said the girl's death appears to be accidental and Diaz has not been charged.