OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week, an 8-year-old girl was killed crossing a busy metro street.
Police say 8-year-old Zara Noah, a 15-year-old boy, and a 7-year-old girl were walking across N.W. 10th Street near Portland to go to the park Wednesday afternoon.
“She had come down after school. She wanted to play with my daughter, and they asked if they could go to the park,” Nika Hill told KFOR Wednesday.
Hill agreed to let Zara and her daughter go to the park across the street with the 15-year-old.
Since traffic was stopped in the eastbound lanes due to congestion, the children walked between stopped cars.
However, when the children attempted to run across the westbound lanes of N.W. 10th, Zara and the 15-year-old boy were struck by a car.
The 7-year-old girl was not injured.
The driver told police he couldn’t see the children because the cars in the eastbound lane were blocking his view of the children right before they attempted to run across the street.
The 15-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his non-life-threatening injuries.
Sadly, Zara was pronounced dead at the scene.
Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.