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Child dies after being struck by car in Tampa

TAMPA — A one-year-old girl was run over by a car backing out of a driveway at about noon today.

Deanna L. Wallace, 27, was babysitting her two young sisters, ages 1 and 2 this afternoon. She drove them to 10108 N 10th St. to visit someone, and as she pulled into the driveway, Sabyne Collin, 27, also pulled up in a silver Ford Taurus, Tampa police said.

Wallace took the kids out of the car and walked over to the passenger side of the Taurus. She thought the passenger was the person she came to visit.

When she realized it wasn't, she walked back around the Taurus. As they were behind the left rear bumper, the car began to reverse. The driver didn't know they were there, Tampa police said.

The 1-year-old, Camora Pink, let go of Wallace's hand to wipe her nose and was knocked to the ground and then rolled over. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The child's mother, Deneice K. Ramsay, 25, of Tampa, went to the scene and was distraught, according to police.

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