A 10-year-old girl may have died trying to push other children out of the way of a moving car, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officials said a Mercedes Benz began moving shortly after 5 p.m. Monday while parked on a slightly sloping driveway in the 13400 block of Interstate 8 Business in Lakeside.
Authorities believe a child may have put the car into gear.
A 10-year-old girl saw the vehicle start to roll and may have pushed others to safety, officials said. She was run over in the process and died en route to Grossmont Hospital.
The incident is still under investigation. No further information was immediately available.