A 7-year-old girl was hit and killed on U.S. 93 in Arizona about eight miles from the Nevada border near Hoover Dam on Wednesday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The girl has been identified as Maria Alvarez of Glendale, AZ.
Police said that around 10:30 a.m., the girl ran from the right shoulder of 93 to the left and was struck by a 2008 Ford truck. The driver fled the scene of the accident. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
About an hour later, police received a call claiming that a Lake Mead National Recreation Area employee had been involved in a crash.
Police questioned John Henry Stenseth of Cayman, AZ, who claimed he thought he had hit an animal.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
The accident remains under investigation.
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