Irish girl dies after being hit by car in New York

Monday 14 October 2013 10.51
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The crash happened on Friday night in Yonkers
The crash happened on Friday night in Yonkers
Kalie Gill died and her sister was critically injured
Kalie Gill died and her sister was critically injured

A 15-year-old girl, who moved to New York from Co Leitrim earlier this year with her family, has died after being knocked down by a car.

Kalie Gill had been attending a church fundraising event in the neighbourhood of Yonkers on Friday night when the accident happened.

Her 12-year-old sister, Lindsey, was critically injured in the incident.

The girls' parents, Damien and Karen Gill, had lived in Fenagh, Co Leitrim before returning to New York earlier this year.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they have been contacted by relatives in Ireland and will provide consular assistance if requested.