A 12-year-old Elkhart County girl died Thursday, a day after being struck by a vehicle.
Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department information released this morning says that Dejeianna Smith died at approximately 10:29 a.m. Thursday as a result of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck on Wednesday.
Authorities say the girl was walking along CR 108 when she was struck by the front passenger side of the truck, driven by Norman Yeaky, 56, of Edwardsburg, Mich. The girl succumbed to head and chest trauma.
Police have not yet said if charges are being pursued as the accident remains under investigation.