A four-year-old girl is dead after being struck by a black Ford F150 truck Friday evening in the northwest Calgary community of Bowness.

Police say they were called to the intersection of 79th Street and 47th Avenue N.W. at about 8:15 p.m.

A witness, who was one block away returning from a walk, heard the collision.

"All I heard was screeching and screams," Joy Morgan tells CBC News.

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A witness tells CBC News the girl was struck by a black Ford F150 truck. (CBC)

She said there was a man holding the child in his lap.

"He was really shocked, he was really tore apart, upset," she said.

"He went over and wanted to talk to the truck driver but the police wouldn't let him. He was really upset."

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A woman has been charged in connection with a collision that killed a young pedestrian in May in Bowness. (CBC)

Paramedics declared the girl deceased at the scene.

"Tragic and nothing less," said an EMS spokesperson.

"Extremely tragic."

Police had originally reported the child was four years old, then revised that to three years old, then later corrected her age again to four years old.

With files from Mike Symington