Parents 'devastated' by death of eight-year-old daughter after London, Ont., crash

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The parents of an eight-year-old girl who died last week in a crash in London, Ont., say they're devastated after losing their child in such tragic circumstances.

City police have said 10 pedestrians aged six to 40 were struck Tuesday evening after a vehicle mounted the curb and collided with a street lamp and a small tree.

James and Kathy Stemp have issued a written statement in which they express their grief over the death of their daughter Alexandra, the only person killed in the crash.

They described their daughter as a "brilliant and vivacious little girl with a terrific sense of humour," as well as a "talented artist who loved her older brother with all of her heart."

They also said they feel the "love and support of the community," noting they wish to express their thanks to everyone that assisted at the scene of the crash, as well as the staff at the London Health Sciences Centre.

Investigators have said there is no indication the incident was deliberate.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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