A Chicago South Side family mourns the loss of their 19-month-old girl, Cherish C. Meyers, after she was struck and killed by a CTA bus on Monday. 

The Chicago Tribune reports the incident occurred near the 7700 block of South Shore Drive when the neighborhood watching the young girl for her mother turned away for just a moment. The victim darted out into traffic. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Prayers go out to the family. 

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Source: Chicago Tribune

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