Aniya Alexander, 2

Peoria, Illinois
April 16, 2009

Agencies: Peoria Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Vehicular

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A Peoria police van driven by officer Jim Krider struck 2-year-old Aniya Alexander, killing her. According to police, Krider was transporting six prisoners from Peoria County Jail to the Peoria Police Department for a scheduled police lineup at around 6:10 p.m. After crossing South Western Avenue, the eastbound van hit Aniya as she entered the roadway outside her grandmother's home. Aniya, who would have turned 3 in 10 days, Alexander was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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