13-year-old girl dies in pedestrian accident, driver arrested

13-year-old girl dies in pedestrian accident, driver arrested

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - The Poplar Bluff Police Department arrested a man involved in a pedestrian accident that killed a teen girl Wednesday night.

According to a news release, at around 7:15 p.m., officers were called out the intersection of Highway PP and Maud Street.

When officers arrived, they found Randel C. Sparks, 42, of Poplar Bluff, struck a 13-year-old girl with his Volkswagen Beetle.

The Poplar Bluff teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Beetle had left the scene before officers arrived.

Officers then found Sparks and arrested him.

Police haven't released exactly what he is charged with.

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