Authorities Identify 11-Year-Old Victim In Fatal Accident In Pettis County

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    Authorities have identified the victim and driver in a traffic accident that occurred in Sedalia on Monday, November 8.

    According to a press statement from the Sedalia Police Department, emergency responders were dispatched to the vicinity of North Engineer Avenue and Saline Street at around 3:10 p.m. in response to a girl who had been struck by a car.

    When rescue workers arrived, they discovered that the 11-year-old girl had sustained serious injuries in the incident. Emergency responders tried to save the girl’s life, but she died as a result of her injuries.

    According to preliminary inquiry, a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 34-year-old Sedalia resident Leandre Chandler was southbound on North Engineer at Saline Street when the girl attempted to cross Engineer from east to west.

    Chandler applied the brakes to the Trailblazer in an attempt to avoid colliding with the girl, but they crashed in the intersection. Ella M. Kindle has been recognized as the girl’s next of kin has been contacted. Chandler was unharmed in the accident and is participating completely with the inquiry.

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    The crash is still being investigated. Several witnesses, including other children, have been identified and are being forwarded to Child Safe for interviews.

    The Major Crash Team of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was requested and received by the Sedalia Police Department.

    Please call Corporal AJ Silvey or Officer K. Tylar of the Sedalia Police Department Traffic Unit at (660) 827-7823 if you have any information or were a witness to the collision.

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