UPDATE: 10-year-old girl has leg amputated after being hit by semi in Crookston
CROOKSTON, Minn. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: A little girl continues to fight for her life after a semi-truck ran her over while she was riding on her bike Monday evening.
The accident happened at the intersection of Broadway and Roberts Street around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. The family of the 10-year-old Crookston girl has identified her as Kaylee Acevedo, who remains in the ICU in Fargo.
Acevedo’s mother tells Valley News Live Acevedo had to have her right leg amputated, but says doctors were able to save her left leg, which suffered a broken femur. She says while her daughter does have a long road ahead, there were already encouraging signs this morning as her daughter was able to open her eyes, smile a little and squeezed her mother’s hand. Acevedo’s family continues to ask for an abundance of prayers from the community.
Crookston Police say after a preliminary investigation, it was found the 10-year-old was at a corner sidewalk at the intersection when she was hit by the back wheels of a semi as it was attempting to make a right turn onto Broadway.
The girl and her bike then became trapped between the wheels of the semi, which later came to a stop more than a block away, police stated.
The driver of the semi has been identified as a 73-year-old Duane Schouveiller of Mahnomen, Minn., according to the crash report. Law enforcement states alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.
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