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Friday, August 10, 2018 11:10 am

Man held after girl struck, killed by car

Associated Press

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Authorities say a young man has been arrested after a 10-year-old girl was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Police said the girl was walking Thursday afternoon in Kokomo when she was struck by a car. The driver fled the scene and the girl died at a hospital.

Police said 22-year-old Josh Cochran of Kokomo was arrested about a half-hour after the crash, and he's preliminarily charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Court records Friday didn't list a lawyer for Cochran. The girl's name wasn't immediately released by authorities. The crash is under investigation.