Crowheart Girl Hit and Killed by Pickupby The Associated Press
PAVILLION, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says an
11-year-old Fremont County girl died when she was hit by a pickup
truck after leaving her school bus.
Sgt. Stephen Townsend says Makayla Strahle of
Crowheart died at the scene, on U.S. Highway 26, about 34 miles
southeast of Dubois. She was hit before 7 p.m. Tuesday, when there
was heavy fog in the area.
Townsend says a driver he identified as 52-year-old William D.
Barnes of Lander failed to stop his pickup for the flashing signals
on the bus and hit Strahle as she was crossing the road.
The Fremont County Attorney's Office will review the matter.
Strahle was a student at Wind River Elementary School in
Pavillion. The school is working to provide counseling services for
students and staff.