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Semi-truck hits bike, Westmorland girl, 6, killed

March 10, 2002|By LAURA MITCHELL

Staff Writer

WESTMORLAND — A 6-year-old girl died after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig Friday night.

Jenny Celis of Westmorland was riding her bicycle about 7 p.m. when she was hit by the rig at the intersection of First and South Center streets, Officer Steve Mistriel said.

The driver was questioned and, as required by law, tested for drugs and alcohol. The driver was later released, Mistriel said.

The truck was impounded and will be inspected to make sure there are no defects, he said.

Jenny died at the scene, Mistriel said.

He said the investigation is ongoing and requested anyone with information or who may have seen the accident call him or Officer Luis Aguilar at the Westmorland Police Department at 344-3457 extension 121.

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>> Staff Writer Laura Mitchell can be reached at 337-3452 or lauramitchell9@yahoo.com.

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