Truck killed five-year-old who walked into traffic in Beaver Dam

CREATED Apr. 22, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr. 23, 2012

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BEAVER DAM - A five-year-old child who was taking part in a family get-together is dead after a tragic crash in Beaver Dam.

It happened Sunday night just before 6 p.m. when Jaylyn Schall was hit by a truck driven by a 43-year-old man from Beaver Dam.

"A child may have emerged through traffic, from behind a legally parked vehicle, into the eastbound lane of traffic and was struck by an eastbound vehicle," Beaver Dam Police Detective Ryan Klavekoske told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker.

"The additional investigation shows us that we don't believe speed or alcohol were a factor in the accident."

Police say it looks like Schall walked out from behind a parked car and into traffic before getting hit.

"This is something that we'll certainly never get rid of," said Matt Wietzke about his niece who was said to have an infectious smile and bright blue eyes.

"There's a lot of shock.  It's something I wouldn't wish upon anybody."

He said there wasn't much time for someone to reach when Schall was struck by the truck.

"You can always forgive somebody, but it's always hard to forget about her."

Grief counselors were on hand at Schall's school to help students who may have needed assistance.