10-year-old girl hit by truck Friday, critically hurt (Corrected)

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CANNELTON – An 10-year-old girl was critically hurt Friday night after being struck by a truck on Taylor Street in Cannelton.

According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, Ovie McMahan was flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with head, internal and leg injuries. She reportedly underwent surgery Saturday.

Jackson said a truck driven by Deanna Marchand, 50, of Tell City struck the girl just after 7 p.m., pinning her beneath it. Officers arrived and together with people at the scene, lift the truck off the child.

Jackson said neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a role. The accident remains under investigation.

(The age of the victim and spelling of her last name were incorrect when this story was originally posted. They have been corrected here.)