Child hit by vehicle on Highway 141

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police tell Region 8 news that a young boy, said to be three years old, was hit by a red ford pickup truck just before nine o'clock Saturday night driven by John Key of Jonesboro.

The child was taken to St. Bernard's for treatment and is said to be in stable condition.

Police say Key was driving southbound on Highway 141 when he approached a home where a Memorial Day weekend party was being held.  Police say two children were playing around some cars when one was hit by the vehicle.

Authorities with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police responded to the scene.