8-year-old girl fatally struck by car in Flatbush

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WABC) -- An 8-year-old girl was hit by a car and killed in Flatbush.

Jadann Williams, 8, was attempting to cross the intersection of East 22nd Street and Ditmas Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she was struck by a Toyota SUV.

Police said she stepped out from behind a double-parked delivery truck. An SUV, driven by 35-year-old Reginald Auguste, was going around the truck when it hit her and she suffered severe head trauma.

Some Good Samaritans tried to save her by performing CPR. She was rushed to Kings County Hospital where she later died.

After the incident, Auguste was punched by a man who knew the girl, Ryan Romans, of Staten Island. Romans is facing assault charges and Auguste was taken to the hospital.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
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