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3-year-old struck, killed by truck in St. Paul

A car struck and killed a 3-year-old as she was crossing a St. Paul street Saturday morning.

Mai Yer Moua was following her father, Vang Moua, across Rose Avenue, where they were attending a family ceremony, when a truck struck her. Her mother, Mai Neng Moua, was reaching for their younger child and other things when Mai Yer crossed.

Police spokesman Peter Panos told the Star Tribune that the death appeared accidental, and that the driver, whom he declined to identify, was distraught over the girl's death. It was too early to say how fast the man was going.

"It could be anybody -- it just happened to be his little girl," Mickey Yang, Vang's cousin, told the Star Tribune.