Child run over, killed during birthday party

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Cass County Sheriff’s Office 8/18/19

MASON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after a 2-year-old girl was hit and killed in Cass County Sunday.

It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday in the 20000 block of Old 205 in Mason Township, near the Indiana border, according to a Cass County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies say a vehicle was pulling into the driveway of a home, where they were celebrating a birthday party, when the driver struck the child.

Family members performed CPR on girl until first responders arrived on the scene. The child, Nayla Ryans of Elkhart, Indiana, was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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