Tulsa police have identified a four-year old that was hit and killed at a west Tulsa elementary on Tuesday.
Police say Emmalee Halstead died after being hit by an SUV in front of Park Elementary, near West 39th St and S 32nd West Ave.
Police said the little girl was walking with her mother to meet the school bus and darted in front of an SUV and was hit. They said the SUV was pulling into the parking lot and the driver is not at fault.
They said the little girl was not a student at the school, but the school will have counselors at the school for students on Wednesday.
Keith Ballard, superintendent from Tulsa Public Schools released this statement:
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the 4-year-old girl who was hit by a car in front of Park Elementary this afternoon. This is truly a tragedy for everyone involved and all of Tulsa Public Schools grieves when such a young life is taken away.
"Our hearts and prayers also go out to the driver and family of the vehicle, as this was an unfortunate accident. While we believe there is little that could have been done to prevent this tragedy, we want to urge drivers to be cautious when driving near schools and crosswalks. They need to give their full attention to the road and be mindful of children and their surroundings at all times.
“No words will ever be enough to express the deep sorrow we experience at the loss of this young child.”