9-year-old girl killed after go-kart accident

WASKOM, TX (KSLA) - A nine-year-old Waskom, Texas girl that was reportedly hit by an 18-wheeler while driving a go-kart Wednesday afternoon has reportedly died.

Officials with the Waskom Police Department say the young girl drove her go-kart out onto Highway 80 right into the path of the truck driver. The child was reportedly dragged several feet before the truck driver could stop.

The child was taken to LSU Health Science Center by Life Air Rescue with reports of serious injuries. The child's father was at point facing charges, but police do not expect to charge him now.

The child's name will not be released because of her age.

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