A crash outside a Glendale Walmart this morning left a 4-year-old girl dead and three of her family members injured.
GLENDALE, AZ – A 4-year-old girl was killed, and three other family members were injured after they were struck by a truck in a Walmart parking lot in Glendale. The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on March 3, 2021, in the parking lot near 56th and Northern avenues.
City of Glendale spokesperson Jose Santiago says a family of five had crossed the Walmart parking lot and were walking along the sidewalk heading into the store when they were struck.
The girl’s 3-year-old brother Robert and their mother were also taken to the hospital, but their injuries were not life-threatening. The children’s grandmother was also hurt in the crash, and she was treated at the scene.
Police say the driver remained on the scene and is being cooperative. Impairment is not believed to be a factor, but the investigation is ongoing. Santiago says she was borrowing the truck from someone else.
“We’re not sure whether or not she just wasn’t familiar with how to use that vehicle or what really played a factor,” Santiago said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up with a goal to raise $10,000 for funeral expenses. We extend our condolences to the family of Nairah Johnson over this tragic loss.