One-year-old child dies after car/pedestrian accident in Melvern

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn has reported that a young child died as the result of a car/pedestrian accident that happened Friday, June 12, 2020, on private property in Melvern, Kan.

The victim of the accident has been identified as Robin Sowers, 1, of Melvern. Robin was struck by a vehicle driven by Jenna L Pollard, 24, of Melvern, in a private drive. The accident is still under investigation.

The sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 5:08 p.m. Friday reporting the accident. Osage County deputies, Osage County EMS, Osage County Fire District No. 3, and Lifesave air ambulance responded to the scene. The patient was transported to a Topeka hospital by Osage County EMS in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.


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