By Miriam Raftery
Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News
September 20, 2015 (El Cajon) – A 7-year-old girl has died after being struck by a Ford Ranger pickup truck in the parking lot of an apartment complex where she lived at 589 North Johnson Street in El Cajon. A makeshift memorial for the victim, identified as Riley Jackson by neighbors, has been set up, 10 News reports.
El Cajon Police officers and Heartland Fire paramedics responded to the scene at 7:11 p.m. last night. According to the Medical Examiner’s office, the girl and another child were playing in the parking lot when the victim ran out from behind a dumpster into the path of the Ford Ranger.
The driver, Bradley Brown, a 20-year-old from National City, called 911 and remained at the scene. He has been fully cooperative with the investigation, said Lieutenant Soulard with the El Cajon Police, adding that neither alcohol nor speed were factors.