14-year-old killed while crossing Region 8 road

GOSNELL, AR (KAIT) – A 14-year-old girl has been killed in Region 8 when she was hit by a car trying to cross a highway.

The accident happened on Airbase Highway in front of the Sonic and the entrance into the old Eaker Air Force Base around 8:30 Wednesday night.

According to the Gosnell Police Department, 14-year-old Lakota Eldridge was hit while trying to cross Airbase Highway. Eldridge was airlifted to LeBonheur Children's Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police say no charges are expected in the accident. Eldridge was an 8th grader at Gosnell Junior High.

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