Child Struck, Killed By Truck In Slidell Area

A 17-month old girl was struck and killed by a truck on Monday while playing outside her grandmother's home in the Slidell area.

Police say little Koreyanna Kirsh was hit by a box truck that was traveling on East Forest Street near Timbers Drive.

The child ran into the path of the vehicle.

The 21-year-old driver told officers he did not see the girl.  

A spokesman for the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office said the driver was not speeding or operating his vehicle in a reckless fashion and no charges were expected to be filed.

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