Grandmother identifies girl hit and killed by vehicle

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 10:20 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.--The grandmother of a little girl who was killed crossing the street spoke to KREM 2 News.
 
Elayna Burrows-Gust, 5, was hit by a vehicle near Monroe and Mansfield on Friday night around 6:30.  She died Saturday morning according to police.

The grandmother told KREM 2 News that her daughter, 25-year-old Sarah Burrows-Roberts, was crossing the street with her two kids when a vehicle hit them. Hospital officials said Monday that Burrows-Roberts was serious conditions.

The seven-year-old boy, Evan Burrows-Gust, was released from the hospital according to authorities.


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Family friends said it has been an absolute nightmare. Burrows-Roberts’ mother is dealing with the loss of her granddaughter. Family and friends said the girl loved to laugh and play with her brother. A family friend said she loved her dogs and was always full of energy.

They described Burrows-Roberts as one of the nicest people you can meet and someone who does everything for her children.

Police called the incident an accident. Witnesses told police that the family was not using the crosswalk when it happened.

No charges have been filed against the driver. Impairment of the driver has been ruled out by a preliminary investigation. The investigation is ongoing. 

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