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2-year-old girl killed, hit by car on Wyoming Street

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BATON ROUGE - A toddler was hit by a car along Wyoming Street on Sunday afternoon and died in a hospital hours later. 

Family members of 2-year-old Scarlet Carolina Flores Diaz called the Baton Rouge Police Department at 3 p.m. and said the toddler was hit at the corner of Wyoming and West Roosevelt streets. Diaz was taken to a hospital where she died Sunday evening. 

"The family is saying nobody saw what happened, but they believe the two-year-old was struck by a vehicle," BRPD Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said.

WBRZ met with grieving family members, and they were not ready to speak on camera. Wendell Jones, who lives nearby, says the tragedy will stick with him. Jones says he saw Scarlet in the hours before her death, playing outside. 

"I just saw her. It hurts. It hurts," Jones said.

While police are still piecing together what happened, Jones says he's not surprised a car hit someone. He says he watched drivers speed down the road everyday. 

"For some reason these clowns do not respect the street."

No more information was immediately available. BRPD said a cause of death will be determined after an autopsy is done. 

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