Milano, TX (5/24/2021) – A hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a child Sunday afternoon.
The accident happened on U.S. Highway 190 when a Chevrolet Malibu and a black sedan attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. At the same time, a Jeep Cherokee following a Hyundai Sonata were both headed southbound. The black sedan collided into the southbound Hyundai Sonata, and the Malibu also struck the southbound Jeep Cherokee.
The girl riding in the Malibu, 11, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the black sedan fled the scene.
The driver of the Malibu, a 31-year-old woman, and the occupants of the Jeep were sent to the hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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