BROOKLYN - A 13-year-old girl was struck and killed while walking to school on Rockaway Parkway today, police say.

According to officials, Sarah Parris was hit trying to cross the street in front of the Canarsie High School for Medicine. She was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where EMS officials pronounced her dead.

Cops say the driver of the vehicle is a 40-year-old man who was taken to Brookdale Hospital with minor injuries. Police are still investigating the incident, but say no criminality is suspected.

Parris' mother says she was a freshman studying to become a nurse.