2-year-old girl dies after being hit by car on Easter

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — A 2-year-old girl was hit by a car and killed on Easter, the Lafayette Police Department said.

The girl was hit in a parking lot in the 900 block of Excalibur Street at about 6:30 p.m., police said.

The Lafayette Fire Department transported the girl to Good Samaritan Hospital, but doctors couldn’t save her.

The driver suspected in the deadly crash has been identified as 44-year-old Blanca Sandoval.

Sandoval was driving a Volkswagen Passat when she crashed into a Honda CRV parked in the lot, police said. The girl was near the Honda at the time of the crash. Police said Sandoval did not appear to be impaired at the time.

Sandoval was arrested for careless driving-causing death, a class 1 misdemeanor.

Police said she has been cooperating with investigators.