An investigation is continuing after a young girl was hit and killed while riding her bicycle in south Reno Tuesday afternoon. 

Authorities say the 8-year-old girl was riding her bike along the sidewalk, but then rode into the street, when she was hit and killed by a UPS semi-truck.

Police say she died after the 3:45 p.m. crash, near Apache Rose Court and Box Canyon Drive.

Neighbors have been offering their support by placing flower arrangements and stuffed animals in the area where she was hit.

"It was very traumatic for everyone that was here, just heart wrenching," says Dena Corritore, a resident on Box Canyon Drive.

Fellow neighbor Sean Bryant added, " I would just hope that they know every day that they're in our thought every day, all of us neighbors."

Some took a less traditional route than bringing a gift to show their love.

Alyssa Starr, Owner of Mother of Macros, is arranging to meet with the family to give them food.

"I can't imagine what this family is going through, and I just want to in the tiniest way help them through this difficult time," says Starr.

Police say the driver is cooperating with police and they say that alcohol or speeding were not factors in this case.

There were no charges pressed against the driver.

Police say it's a sobering reminder to parents and children playing outside.

"We're asking you to wear helmets, we're asking you to stay on sidewalks, and we're asking cognizance, and aware of your surroundings," says Reno Police Sgt. Joseph Lever.

He also said that she was not wearing a helmet when the crash happened. 

A spokesperson for UPS gave us this statement: 

“UPS and our driver are fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation of this tragic incident. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim.”

If you have any information that can help police, call Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, or text your tip to 847411. Your information will remain anonymous. 

The Washoe County School District sent out this Go Fund Me to cover funeral costs for the family.