Girl Struck By Vehicle

9 years 5 months 6 days ago October 17, 2007 Oct 17, 2007 Wednesday, October 17 2007 Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:26:50 AM CDT in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - It seems as though no one knows why a 12-year-old Kansas City girl was walking alone in her pajamas on a busy highway in the middle of the night. Brittany Jaques was struck and killed on I-435 early yesterday, more than a mile from her home. Her mother says she had no problems that she knows of, and the girl was not the type to sneak out at night. Brittany apparently packed a lunch that she left behind and locked the door when she left. The key was found on her. The girl's parents did not know she was gone until they heard morning news reports that a girl wearing pink pajamas and tennis shoes had been struck and killed near their home. A woman driving to work said the girl ran in front of her car and she could not avoid hitting her. Police say the girl's death appears to have been a "tragic, tragic accident."

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