Girl struck, killed in front of Roberts Elementary, police say

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: The 7-year-old girl has been identified by police as Alexa Barrera. You can read more new details here.

ORIGINAL: A driver struck and killed a 7-year-old girl who was walking to school Wednesday morning in El Paso’s Upper Valley, police said.

It happened at about 8 a.m. in front of Roberts Elementary School in the 300 block of Thorn Avenue. EPISD School Board Trustee Freddy Klayel Avalos confirmed to KTSM the victim was a student at the school.

A district spokeswoman said the school’s records show that she was 7-years-old.

The girl was walking with her 14-year-old sister, who was also hit, police said. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police only identified the driver as being a 26-year-old woman and said she is cooperating with the investigation.

A team of counselors has been made available.

KTSM’s Madeleine Goff is on the scene and will bring you the latest updates as they become available.

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