Aunt of 2-Year-Old Girl Who Was Struck and Killed to be Arraigned Thursday

The aunt of a 2-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a car in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Friday night will make her first court appearance on Thursday after being arrested for child endangerment, a district attorney’s spokesman said today.

San Francisco resident Lorysha Gage, 25, was caring for her 2-year-old niece Mi’yana Gregory, also of San Francisco, on Friday night when the pair crossed Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets against the pedestrian signal around 10:30 p.m., police said.

Police said the pedestrian signal was properly working at the time.

Gage allegedly walked with Mi’yana to the middle of the street and left her there while she retrieved the toddler’s twin brother on the sidewalk, according to police.

A vehicle traveling east on Mission Street on a green light then struck and killed Mi’yana, police said.

The vehicle, which still remains at large, is described as a white mid-1990s four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry, Honda or Lexus, with a dark-colored mismatched front bumper and dark or black rims, police said.

Gage was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail in connection with the girl’s death on suspicion of child endangerment with an enhancement allegation for causing death.

She is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the San Francisco Hall of Justice, according to San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokesman Alex Bastian.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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