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Two Arrested in Hit-and-Run Death of 10-Year-Old Girl

Ore Adeyinka5 months ago

In Minnesota, two people have been arrested over a hit-and-run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin Donovan in Aitkin County.

About the Fatal Crash and the Resulting Arrests

Caylin Donovan, of Lake Park was struck on Friday, June 10 while she was walking along Highway 18 near Lake Mille Lacs.

According to The Washington Times, a tip from the public was sent to The Minnesota State Patrol. This in turn led to the arrest of a man and woman from Hastings. Both individuals are being held in the Aitkin County Jail pending formal charges.

Another hit-and-run crash occurred on the same day involving 85-year-old Margaret Ann Johnson.

The State Patrol are seeking help with regard to the incident involving Margaret Ann Johnson, who was struck near her mailbox on the shoulder of Highway 47 east of Aitkin.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accidents in the U.S. in 2013, marking a slight decrease from the 33,782 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in 2013:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013

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