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Melissa Klassen, 6, of Oxford County killed while running beside SUV

 Free Press staff

OPP cruiser.

OPP cruiser.

An SUV struck and killed a six-year-old girl who was running beside the vehicle on a property south of Tillsonburg.

The incident happened at a Bayham property on Monday at 4:30 p.m., Elgin OPP said.

The youngster, identified Tuesday as Melissa Klassen of Norwich Township, was pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said.

The OPP are investigating the incident.