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3-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run in San Jose

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Updated: 7/20/2013 11:24 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A three-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident. Police say the driver of the car actually stopped, got out and moved the girl, then drove off.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Eric Clayton, turned himself in.

The little girl was playing with two other children when she ran out into Johnson Avenue in the San Jose area. Police say Clayton took time to move the girl away from his vehicle before driving off.

Police say neighbors chased the driver of the silver Mercury after the accident. The car was found abandoned on the Northside. Clayton reportedly turned himself in a few hours after the accident.

JSO says the girl was taken to UF Health Jacksonville where she died.

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