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Girl, 6, Killed In Driveway On Overbrook Road

Somerville first-grader struck by car; prosecutor says incident being treated as a "very bad accident."

A 6-year-old girl died early Monday night after she was struck by a vehicle in a driveway on Overbrook Road,  said.

Details of the incident, which occurred about 5:30 pm, have not been released.

A message sent to parents by school officials identified the victim as first-grader Kelly Creegan.

School counselors, the child study team and other school personnel will be available Tuesday to offer support to students, Somerville Elementary School Principal Lorna Oates-Santos wrote.

“It’s a tragic loss for this community,” Police Chief John Ward said from the scene. ”Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this terrible loss.”

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said that the incident is a "very bad accident that has not been classified as anything other than that at this time."

Ridgewood police said no charges have been filed and the investigation remains ongoing.

Police tape could be seen strung across a driveway, as the Fatal Accident Unit of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and a crime scene unit from the sheriff’s department investigated the death.

The investigators could be seen gathered around a black car in the driveway.

Ian Linker November 15, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Words cannot express the magnitude of this horrible tragedy and the pain this poor family must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with them tonight. Rest in peace little one.
James November 15, 2011 at 03:42 AM
What an awful accident. So terribly sad. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. What must they be going through.
Lawrence November 15, 2011 at 03:47 AM
Rest in peace gentle child. My heart breaks for all involved. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
M November 15, 2011 at 07:25 AM
Please keep all the families involed in your prayers. This tragic event hurts many. This is a time to help and show love, not complain. A Somerville Parent
Giselle November 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM
My heart breaks for this family. My thoughts and prayers for the family. Giselle N
Bill Grae November 15, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Moments like this remind us how truly precious our kids are to us. I wish this had not happened and this could be just an ordinary boring morning. So sorry for the family and the driver. Can't beleve this happened.
Kathy Skrzypczak November 15, 2011 at 02:11 PM
God bless this family and their friends and neighbors. Our prayers will be with them.
T. Powers November 15, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Heartbreaking news. I can't imagine how devastating this is to all involved.
Jennifer Chung November 15, 2011 at 02:24 PM
Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss and sorrow. Jennifer Chung.
Kristin Paterson Paladino November 15, 2011 at 02:42 PM
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so so so very sorry for your loss!
Jessica Lynch November 15, 2011 at 02:57 PM
Unbelievably sad news for so such a wonderful family. God bless you.
Barbara Peterson November 15, 2011 at 03:31 PM
I can't even imagine - unbelievable agony.
Craig Hueneke November 15, 2011 at 03:33 PM
God Speed Little One... May the unyielding healing hands of God hold the family, friend and our community to help all those saddened by this tragic loss. Our prayers to you all. -The Hueneke Family.
RdgwdGRock November 15, 2011 at 04:01 PM
condolences to the family. it is a tradegy when a sweet child is taken in an accident.
zendiva November 15, 2011 at 04:30 PM
Really-- Have you no grace? A family lost their child and you compare it to a "Drive Slow" sign. Take it from someone who knows; all the prayers in the world will not make a difference. There are no prayers, in any religion, to comfort a family or community who has lost a child.
Flygrl November 15, 2011 at 05:36 PM
So very heartbreaking. My prayers & thoughts are with everyone.
Somerville Parent November 15, 2011 at 05:42 PM
My deepest condolences !!! I can't stop my tears from rolling down my cheeks thinking how her Mom and Dad are doing through this tragedy.. Such a sad news . Had such a hard time explaining to my 1st grader this morning. The girls had played soccer together this past weekend... God bless them and keep them strong.
Somerville Parent November 15, 2011 at 05:42 PM
My deepest condolences !!! I can't stop my tears from rolling down my cheeks thinking how her Mom and Dad are doing through this tragedy.. Such a sad news . Had such a hard time explaining to my 1st grader this morning. The girls had played soccer together this past weekend... God bless them and keep them strong.
john j picarelli November 15, 2011 at 05:46 PM
Words can not express the deep sorrow that is in our hearts. Our condolences and prayers for the family love john and joan picarelli
J.D. Luke November 15, 2011 at 09:23 PM
I just heard about this because the school district sent out a note to all the parents. My heart is broken for this little girl and her family. I can not begin to imagine the pain.
JAFO November 15, 2011 at 09:34 PM
Thanks for removing the pictures James. Much appreciated.
Paula O'Connor November 16, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Such a tragedy.Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved. Tom and Paula O'Connor
Ginny Sanzo November 16, 2011 at 02:49 AM
Deepest condolences to the Creegan Family ... http://www.feeneyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Kelly-Elisabeth-Creegan2621538321/
audra November 16, 2011 at 03:53 AM
The greatest tragedy one can ever ever ever experience. Our hearts go out to the Creegan Family.
Venky Panchapagesan November 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Really sad...we only wish and pray inner strength and peace for the Creegans.
valerie martinkus November 16, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Prayers and thoughts go out to all the family and friends of this poor little girl. Such tragic events truly make us realize how precious life is, hug your family today and tell them everyday how much you love them, rest in piece little angel!
Emma November 16, 2011 at 03:29 PM
Everyone's talking about having respect for the families involved, but they're driving down the street, rubbernecking, and then u-turning in our driveways. And taking pictures. Really?
Austrianna November 19, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Thank G-d justice is not left to the ammature, wannabe, criminal detectives who shamelessly speculate over a parking arrangement that many in this town of shared driveways has. This is a horrible accident. Save your opinions for the Fox network and use your energies to help those in need; the Creegans an their neighbors
Elizabeth Cox November 19, 2011 at 01:23 PM
the woman who struck her was not driving fast- she was in a driveway
Christina March 09, 2013 at 05:28 PM
RIP Kelly!!Today i am going to get a green hair extension in your memory!<3 You are greatly missed!KEC Foundation

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