Update: 10-year-old hit by car in NR dies
The New Richmond Police Department sent out the following news release regarding the health of the 10-year-old girl who was airlifted to Regions Hospital following a a car vs. bicycle crash 6:27 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the intersection of West Richmond Way and Sequoia Lane.
"The New Richmond Police Department is sad to report that Morgan Greene, the 10 year old involved in a crash that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 in the City of New Richmond, has passed away. The hearts of the New Richmond Police Department go out to all the people affected by this tragedy.
During this difficult time the family is requesting privacy.
Lieutenant Veronica Koehler
New Richmond Police Department"
A 10-year-old girl was airlifted to Regions Hospital following a car vs. bicycle crash 6:27 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the intersection of West Richmond Way and Sequoia Lane.
According to a news release sent out by the New Richmond Police Department at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, upon arrival, officers and EMS provided emergency medical care to the girl. The patient, who was not wearing a helmet, was treated by EMS and ultimately airlifted to Regions Hospital for her injuries. The occupants of the vehicle did not report any injuries.
The report stated that the driver of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze that struck the young girl was driven by a 40-year-old male driver. The driver remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. The release stated that the driver of the vehicle is a valid driver and he complied with all requested testing. However, those results are not available at this time. Early indications are that drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in this crash, according to the news release.
The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department reconstruction team assisted with evidence collection and documentation of the crash site. According to New Richmond Chief of Police Craig Yehlik, the crash remains under investigation, and factors that will be looked at will be sun angle, speed, witness statements and other potential factors.
Witnesses to this crash that have not already given a statement are asked to contact the New Richmond Police Department.
New Richmond EMS, New Richmond Fire and the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department also responded to the crash and offered support to New Richmond Police.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.