UPDATE: Police looking for man who killed child in hit and run crash

Joshua Forschen has been charged with 2 Class B. felonies
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 6:02 PM CDT
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DUNSEITH, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: An arrest warrant has been issued for the driver of the car that struck and killed a seven-year-old girl in Rolette County.

Joshua Forschen has been charged with two Class B. felonies: Hit and Run Involving Death of Victim, and Manslaughter.

The crash happened on April 17th just before 5 p.m. on US Highway 281, approximately 300 feet north of 97th Street N.E.

A group of children was crossing the road when Forschen and his two passengers encountered them. One child was able to cross, but a seven-year-old girl was hit.

She was air-lifted to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where she died from her injuries about two hours later.

ORIGINAL STORY: A seven-year-old girl has died after a hit and run crash in Rolette County.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday evening, an Oldsmobile Alero heading northbound on highway 281 encountered a group of children crossing the roadway.

The driver struck the girl, ran into a ditch, and then fled the scene.

The child was taken by ambulance to Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility in Belcourt. She was later life-flighted to Trinity Hospital in Minot where she died from her injuries.

The crash is still being investigated by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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