Police: Girl On Cell Phone Fatally Struck By Car

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a 10-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car while crossing a road as she talked on a cell phone.

Korylette Kucken of Croswell was struck about 2:30 pm Wednesday in Sanilac County’s Lexington Township, about 65 miles northeast of Detroit. Michigan State Police say the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Trooper John Daily told The Times Herald a Pontiac Grand Am driven by a Lexington woman with her two children in the car struck Korylette, who was running across the road as she talked on her cell phone.

Korylette attended Croswell-Lexington Middle School, where classes had been dismissed early at noon because of a water main break at another school.

Croswell-Lexington School District Superintendent Kevin Miller says a crisis intervention team was to be on hand Thursday at the middle school.

It is not clear if any citations or charges would be issued, as the investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • Shay

    Did anyone stop and maybe think that the driver possibly was reaching for something for her kids in the back seat and swerved and accidently hit the girl??? Media get all your facts straight!

    • Taylor Robison

      Shay, thats not what happened. I knew the driver and the little girl both. The driver is my mother’s best friend, and the girl was my best friend’s sister. The woman couldn’t do anything. All the witnesses saw that she tried to stop. But she couldn’t. The little girl just decided to cross at the wrong time. Wasn’t her fault. And, it wasn’t the woman’s fault. So please, pick your fights on a different topic. Picking fights on this is just sick and cruel. Thank you.

      • candi

        i’m sry but if u run across the road without looking and being on a cellphone, 10 or not it’s her fault. yea it sucks and i feel bad for her parents and friends. but u learn at a very young age to stop and look both ways and not to challange a car because you’ll lose (atleast the kids in my neigborhood did).

  • Bugg

    Actually, according to the article, it was the girl’s fault, though no one wants to say it – she was RUNNING ACROSS THE ROAD while talking on her cell phone.

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