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09/20/2013 01:59 pm ET Updated Sep 22, 2013

Englewood Toddler Dies After Being Hit By Car, Driver Charged With Drunk Driving

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Charges have been filed in the death of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a car early Friday morning in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Kellen Bledsoe, 27, was charged with aggravated DUI and reckless homicide in the death of the toddler, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

The girl, identified as Ja'mya Love, was being pushed by her grandmother in a stroller when a car traveling north on South Morgan Street near West 56th Street hit them at 6:24 a.m., according to Fox Chicago.

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Ja'mya was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition after the crash and she was pronounced dead at 7:09 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. The 57-year-old grandmother was not physically harmed in the crash but was also taken to the hospital because of her emotional distress, according to CBS Chicago.

The 27-year-old who was driving the car that struck the two after blowing a stop sign attempted to flee the scene and may have been drinking, DNAinfo previously reported. He was arrested near the scene of the collision.

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