UPDATE: 6-year-old dies after being hit by a car on Halloween night, teen still recovering

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Police say a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a car on Halloween night has died.  She has been identified as Akayla Tabor.

The 16-year-old who was also hit is recovering from her injuries.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. Monday when the girls were trying to cross Sparkman Drive at Rutledge Drive.  They were struck by a car headed south on Sparkman Drive.

Church representatives with the Central Assembly of God say the incident happened during the Light the Night carnival-style event at the church.

Huntsville Police say the girls were rushed to Huntsville Hospital, and the 6-year-old died a short time later as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the car was not physically hurt.  Police say the incident is still under investigation, but no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

According to police, the two were in costume and had intended to come to the church event.

Dan Doty, Senior pastor of Central Assembly of God, said his congregation did what they could to help.
"Several of our folks came outside and just began to pray for the victims who had been hit, and then of course some of us went and prayed with the driver of the vehicle. We just wanted to let them know God was in control, and we were praying for the best outcome," he said "Just to be able to cross any racial lines, cross any denominational lines, and reach out with the love of God."
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