Baby struck by SUV in Point Loma dies

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SAN DIEGO — Authorities released the name Thursday of a 7-month-old girl fatally injured when an SUV struck her and her father in a Point Loma crosswalk.

Juniper Aavang, whose family was visiting San Diego from Woodstock, Ill., was in a stroller when the northbound Chevrolet Suburban hit her and her 30-year-old father at Catalina Boulevard and Canon Street shortly before 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to San Diego police and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Medics took the gravely injured baby to Rady Children’s Hospital, where she died late Tuesday night.

Her father was admitted to Sharp Memorial Hospital with serious head injuries.

The 47-year-old motorist whose vehicle hit the two family members told investigators his view of the intersection had been blocked by a roadside obstruction, officials said.

The baby’s mother was walking in front of the stroller at the time of the accident and was uninjured, according to police.

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