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Girl dies after being hit by a truck in Mead

A girl was killed when she was hit by a truck while crossing the street in Mead just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

An elderly man was driving a 1998 Jeep SUV south on Market when he hit the female juvenile as she was walking across the street near Second Avenue, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The Jeep then hit a power pole before stopping in a vacant lot.

The girl died at the scene. Her age was not released, and her identity will be released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner after an autopsy.

The driver of the Jeep and a passenger were not hurt. An investigation into the accident is underway and charges may be filed against the driver depending on the outcome of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect a correction from the sheriff’s office that the victim was a juvenile, not an adult.
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