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Published: Thursday, 6/10/2010

South Toledo tragedy: Girl dies after being struck by car in South Toledo

A 6-year-old girl who was in critical condition Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle in South Toledo died in a hospital that night, authorities said.

Elena Yakumithis was pronounced dead at 10:23 p.m. at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, according to the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

The girl pulled away from her mother, Kelly Yakumithis, and was struck about 3:30 p.m. when they were crossing the street to get to a gas station after running out of gas at Heatherdowns Boulevard and South Byrne Road, Toledo police said.

The driver of the vehicle, Patricia Parker, was treated at the scene.

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