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Toddler dies after pickup strikes her in home driveway

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A small child died Wednesday evening after she was struck by a vehicle at her home at 6442 W. 10900 North in Highland.

Killed was:Jessica Stoddard, 3, the daughter of Sterling and LaDawn Stoddard.

Alpine Police Chief Donald Botkin said the girl apparently ran out to greet her father as he came home from work at approximately 5 p.m. and was hit in the driveway. She was taken by ambulance to the American Fork Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Botkin said the family had planned a vacation for the next day. The child apparently darted out from behind a van being loaded for the trip and into the path of her father's pickup truck.