OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Troopers said a 10-year-old girl was killed in a crash around 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday in Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
FHP said the crash happened in the area of U.S. 192 and Avalon Road.
The girl was taken to a local hospital where she died, according to investigators.
FHP said the 71-year-old driver remained at the scene while troopers investigated the incident.
Witnesses told troopers the 10-year-old girl and several other children were attempting to cross U.S. 192 in a dark area when she was hit.
They were not attempting to cross the street at an intersection or a crosswalk, according to witnesses.
Officials with FHP said the girl is from Orlando.
The victim’s name has not been released at this time.
Wednesday night’s crash marks the 5th pedestrian fatality this year in Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ database.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.