07/17/2014 11:39 EDT | Updated 09/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Daughter Of John Walsh, Conservative Party President, Dies After Hit By Van

TORONTO - Condolences are coming in for Conservative Party president John Walsh, after his daughter was hit by a minivan in Toronto and killed.

The family released a statement saying seven-year-old Georgia Walsh died in an accident Wednesday.

Police say the girl was in an east-end intersection when she was hit by a minivan, leaving her with fatal injuries.

Police say a 50-year-old man was driving the minivan southbound and was making a right turn at the intersection when the girl was hit.

The Walsh family says in its statement that John, Jillian and their kids Duncan, Liam and Finn are asking for privacy as they "come to terms with this incredible loss."

Fellow Conservatives have posted messages of condolences to the family on social media.

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