Toddler struck by vehicle - - Jackson, MS

Toddler struck by vehicle

A toddler has been rushed to the hospital after she was struck by an automobile.

It happened in the 300 block of Locust Street in Vicksburg.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells us a 16-year-old was sitting in a vehicle that does not run and managed to knock the car out of gear.

Three year old Celeste Heard was behind the moving car when she was accidentally run over by the vehicle. The child was transported to River Regions Hospital and then airlifted to the University Medical Center.

No word yet on the extent of her injuries.

The 16-year-old female behind the wheel was also taken to UMC.

Vicksburg P.D. is investigating the incident.

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