A 9-year-old child is dead after being struck by a vehicle yesterday.

According to the Charles County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4:14 p.m. patrol officers responded to the 6300 block of Grant Chapman Drive in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a child. Upon arrival, officers located a child who had been struck by a vehicle, driven by a family member, in the driveway of her residence. The deceased has been identified by the sheriff's office as Reesa Sechrist of La Plata. A CCSO release states the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing and the sheriff's office states that no additional information is being released at this time. The Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

ELI WOHLENHAUS