Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Joplin Girl as She Waits for Bus
Authorities say a hit-and-run driver struck and killed an 8-year-old girl as she waited to board a school bus in Joplin.
The Joplin Globe reports that that the crash happened Thursday morning. Initial reports described the vehicle that struck the girl as a white semi pulling a white trailer. But Joplin Police Department Capt. Trevor Duncan says authorities believe it may be a different vehicle.
Joplin Schools assistant superintendent Kerry Sachetta says, "Our hearts go out to the family." The girl's name wasn't immediately released.