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Aiken girl hit, killed crossing road

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AIKEN, SC (WIS) - A 9-year-old Aiken girl returning from a football scrimmage at Aiken High School with her sister and friends was killed Friday.

The girl, Shakayla Watkins, was crossing Laurens St. in Aiken when she was struck by a 1997 Ford that was traveling north.

The accident happened at 8:32pm and Watkins was pronounced dead at the Medical College of Georgia due to multiple body trauma.

No other injuries were reported.

The death is being investigated by the Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Coroner's Office.

Authorities say no will be filed against the driver of the vehicle.

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