A 6-year-old Bellevue girl died after being hit by an SUV Sunday evening near 25th and Harrison Streets, Bellevue police said.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, Aubrey Oregon, en route to the Nebraska Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
The incident was reported at 7:55 p.m. near 23rd and Emiline Streets. First responders tended to the girl, who was lying in the street without a pulse.
Dale Valverde, who is considered by the girl’s family to be like a grandfather to her, was moving a Ford Expedition from a driveway to the street. The girl ran near or in front of the vehicle as Valverde was pulling out of the driveway, officials said.
Valverde told police that he was unaware that he hit Aubrey. Valverde, 59, of Omaha, was not ticketed.
A friend of the girl’s family has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for her funeral. The family also recently lost another relative, the matriarch of the family.
“She really missed her grandma and wanted to be an angel so she could be with her,” her mother, Ashley Adams, wrote on her Facebook page. “I know Aubrey’s really happy now running around driving her grandma crazy in heaven.”
Adams said Aubrey was looking forward to a trip to California in June.
Adams could not be reached for additional comment.
Aubrey’s father, Clifford Oregon, said on Facebook that he loves and misses his daughter.
“I lost one of my princesses,” he said. “Words can’t describe how I feel, the world lost a kind, outgoing, fun, smart young lady. She always had a smile.”
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