8-year-old struck, killed outside Pageland Elementary

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8-year-old Nelly Herrera was struck and killed by a car Tuesday morning outside Pageland Elementary School, an official confirms to Fox 46 News.

Nelly was not a student at the school but the official says the family was visiting the school in order to enroll the child.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. after school was already in session. Nelly was walking across the street from a vehicle to the school when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

The incident is being investigated by SC Highway Patrol. The name of the driver and possible charges have not yet been released.