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10-Year-Old Kokomo Girl Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver

The accident happened Thursday in the 800 block of East Alto Road.

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A 10-year-old Kokomo girl was killed Thursday afternoon by a hit-and-run driver. 

Kokomo police were called to the 800 block of East Alto Road around 4:30 p.m. on a report of a child hit by a car. Witnesses say they saw a silver or light-colored sedan fleeing the scene. 

The girl was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children, where she died. Her identity has not been released. 

The suspected driver and car were found not far from the scene of the accident. Josh Cochran, 22, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. 

Police say they are unsure whether or not drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor in the crash and are waiting for the results of a toxicology test. 

The accident continues to be investigated by the Kokomo Police Department. Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Sgt. Neil Marcus at 765-456-7333. 

(Photo by: RTV 6)

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