St. Louis Public Radio News
3:13 pm
Tue May 6, 2003

First Grader Killed While Running to School Bus

New Melle, MO – A 7-year-old girl died yesterday after being struck by a truck as she tried to catch her school bus.

It happened Monday morning near the St. Charles County town New Melle. Annabelle Miller was a first-grader at Daniel Boone Elementary School.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the child was trying to cross the road at the intersection of Routes D and DD where her school bus was stopping to pick her up. She was struck and run over by a flatbed truck.

Patrol officials say the driver of the truck will not be charged.