A tragic beginning to the school year as a 4-year-old Durham girl died after being hit by a car Monday night.
The girl was excited to tell her father about her first day of school when she dashed across the street, according to family members.
Jeri Dee Quick had been playing in her front yard around 9:15 P.M. when, police say, she ran out into the road to greet him and was struck by a car.
Quick's father and another man had pulled up in a parking lot across the street from where the home is and yelled at her to stop, her older cousin Ashanti Ward said.
The little girl was taken to Duke University Hospital and died Tuesday morning.
The driver of the Honda Accord who hit her, 57-year-old Jacqueline Lyons of Durham, was also taken to the hospital as a precaution. Police don't expect to file charges in the case, saying neither alcohol nor speed were factors.