GoFundMe started to help family of toddler killed in Harnett County

COATS, N.C. (WNCN) – The family of a toddler hit and killed by a vehicle Tuesday has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the girl’s funeral expenses.

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Family of Jaida Jones said a crowdfunding effort has been started after deputies said the 23-month-old was hit while in the driveway of a home on N.C. Highway 55.

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She was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Jones was five days shy of her second birthday, a family member said.

While the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, they called the girl’s death a “tragic accident.” A family member was driving the vehicle that struck the child, deputies said.

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