A 6-year-old North Carolina girl has died after being hit by a sport utility vehicle driven by an 83-year-old woman.

Police in Raleigh say Ashley Ramos Hernand died when she was hit Wednesday afternoon while crossing the street after getting off the bus from elementary school.

Geraldine Baron Deitz is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and passing a stopped school bus. A message left on an answering machine Thursday afternoon was not immediately returned.

A police report indicated that Deitz told police the school bus had not activated all its warning signals. Witnesses, though, told police that the signals and markers were properly activated.