CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

A 9-year-old girl was killed when she was struck by a vehicle about 8:30 a.m. Monday outside Eriksson Elementary School in Canton Township. 

Canton police say an initial investigation shows the girl may have been trying to get back into the vehicle which dropped her off at school when it began to pull away and she was struck. 

Paramedics rushed her to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor where she died from her injuries. 

Police continue to investigate this.