A 3-year-old girl who was struck by a vehicle in the Sears parking lot at the Somersville Towne Center Mall in Antioch has been identified as Angela Nguyen, a Brentwood resident, according to the Contra Costa County coroners office.
On Tuesday, a memorial at a tree near where the crash occurred was created and according to the mall, a moment of silence was held.
The mall issued a statement saying, “Our heart, our thoughts and our prayers go out to the family.”
According to Antioch Police, the incident occurred Monday approximately 7:32 pm in the 2600 block of Somersville Road on a report of a vehicle collision involving a vehicle vs. a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, Antioch Police Officers located a 3-year-old female juvenile in the parking lot of Sears non-responsive. Life saving measures were started until relieved by medical and fire personnel. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.
Antioch Police Traffic Investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Johnsen at (925)779-6900 ext