Driver Who Killed Girl Issued Summons For Careless Driving

Kelly Creegan was struck and killed last week in what investigators say was a "tragic accident" on Overbrook Road

A 24-year-old au pair will be issued a summons for careless driving for her role in the accident that last week on Overbrook Road, police said.

The of Ridgewood drove up the driveway of the house next door on Overbrook Road, crossing the small grass boundary between the two driveways and struck Creegan, who was playing with a friend in the driveway. Creegan's mother was on scene at the time of the accident, police say.

Investigators say Kaiser, a native of Germany who was the au pair for the family at 420 Overbrook, never saw Creegan.

Police have not pursued criminal charges at this time, Ridgewood Police Cpt. Jacqueline Luthcke said. The investigation, however, has not yet fully concluded, the captain said.

The decision to cite Kaiser with careless driving was made jointly with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, police said. The citation carries no jail time, but potentially points on her license and a fine.

Both police chief John Ward and Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli have called the accident nothing more than a tragic accident.

Creegan, , was a parishioner of Our Lady Mt. Carmel Church, was active in Daisy Girl Scouts and the Kindness Club, studied at , and played soccer, according to an obituary published on the website of .

The community has pulled together for the Creegan family and is helping offset costs associated with the funeral, burial and related needs.

Those wishing to donate can do so through the Tomorrow's Children Fund and the -based Sister Lucy for Social Ministry Fund, which donates to grief counseling.


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