An 18-month-old girl was killed Saturday evening when her mother struck her with a car in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Lewiston, police said.

The fatality occurred about 5 p.m. at 50 Fairmount St. in the Pleasant View Acres complex, said Lt. David St. Pierre, a police spokesman.

The mother was backing out of a parking space, St. Pierre said.

The identities of the girl and her mother were being withheld Saturday night, St. Pierre said. The Maine Attorney General’s Office has been called to assist in the investigation, and police are working to reconstruct the accident, he said.

The mother will undergo a blood test, which is standard in fatal motor vehicle crashes, to determine whether she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, St. Pierre said.

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