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UPDATE: Child run over in parking lot identified

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 12:00 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – The child killed by an inexperienced teen driver in a gas station parking lot has been identified, ABC 13 reports.

2-year-old Jhalyen Zaire Garbutt-Gibbs was hit while walking in the parking lot with a relative. The driver, an inexperienced teenage girl, said she accidentally hit the gas pedal when she meant to hit the brake while pulling into a parking spot. The child became trapped underneath her vehicle.

It is unclear if she will face any charges, but the incident remains under investigation.

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