7-year-old fatally injured in Fairbury accident

By: AP
By: AP

Fairbury, NE (AP) - A 7-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in the southeast Nebraska city of Fairbury.

Police say the accident occurred a little before 7 p.m. Sunday. Police Chief Chad Sprunk says 69-year-old Joseph Hynek (HEE'-nehk) told officers that he was driving north on H Street when the girl walked into his car's path and he couldn't stop in time.

Sprunk says the girl died at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. She was identified as Krista Medina (mah-DEE'-nah), who lived in Fairbury.

The accident is still being investigated.

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