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EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A 3-year-old-girl who was struck by a car Friday evening has died Saturday, according to police.

Charlie C. Nielson, was hit near the 7800 block of N. Wycliffe Way around 6:30 p.m. Friday. She was flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children’s Medical Center in critical condition and placed on life support.

Charlie died shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday after her family made the decision to remove her off of life support, Utah County Sheriff's Office spokesman Spencer Cannon said.

Police had said Friday that speed, negligence or distraction did not appear to be factors in the crash.

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