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Hit-and-run driver kills 7-year-old Dunseith girl

N.D. Highway Patrol reports a 7-year-old girl from Dunseith died after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 281 at Dunseith Saturday.

The driver of a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero was going north on the highway when encountering a group of juvenile pedestrians crossing the road. One of the pedestrians was struck, the vehicle went into the ditch and then fled the area.

The pedestrian was taken to the health care facility in Belcourt and later flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot. The pedestrian died at Trinity Hospital, the patrol reported. The incident happened around 4:45 p.m.