A 14-year-old girl died when she was run over by a milk truck in southern Lancaster County on Wednesday night, police said.

Barbara Stoltzfus was crawling under the truck at 170 Pilottown Road, Fulton Township, when it ran over her at 8:30 p.m., state police said.

She died instantly of multiple traumatic injuries, county Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni said. The cause was listed as accidental.

The 2004 Peterbilt truck pulling a 2009 Walker tanker trailer was at the farm to pick up milk, he said.

Stoltzfus, who is deaf and mute, according to Diamantoni, was playing on and underneath the truck, he said.

As he was leaving, the driver pulled away without knowing the girl was under his truck, Diamantoni said.

"He did not realize that she was there," the coroner said. "He left the site not realizing she had died. It was a sad and tragic accident."

The girl's 9-year-old sister witnessed the accident, and her family was nearby, he said.

Deputy Coroner Sue Hynicker pronounced the 14-year-old dead at the scene.

Police did not release any more information about the incident, other than to say an investigation is ongoing.

rrobinson@lnpnews.com

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