Poplar Bluff girl fatally struck in hit-and-run accident
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is dead following a hit-and-run accident in southeast Missouri.
The accident happened Wednesday night in Poplar Bluff. Police arrested a suspect, who remains jailed pending formal charges.
Police say the girl was walking in the street when she was struck by a blue Volkswagen Beetle that left the scene. Police tracked down the car and arrested the owner, a 42-year-old Poplar Bluff man.