MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — A 9-year-old girl was walking her bike across the street on the way to school Thursday morning when she was struck by a vehicle, and the girl was later pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

The girl, whose name wasn’t released, was walking her bike across E. 17th Street at Huston Street about 7:44 a.m. She apparently dropped her bike and as she was picking it up, she was struck by an Isuzu Tropper driven by Cassandra Federspiel of Marysville, according to police.

Federspiel was turning onto E. 17th and apparently didn’t see the child, who was on her way to Kynoch Elementary School about three blocks away.

Police said there is no indication of drugs or alcohol being a factor in the accident. The investigation is ongoing and will take a considerable amount of time to complete.

The Marysville Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the collision to call the department at (530) 749-3900.

Comments (12)
  1. Kim says:

    If she had her eyes on the road she WOULD have seen her. (If her eyes don’t work enough to be able to see what’s in front of her then she shouldn’t have been driving.)I’m so tired of people not taking driving seriously. If they aren’t drunk or high they are distracted, on the cell phone, looking here and there, not at the road. Now a precious little girl’s life has been snuffed out and her family’s lives will be forever changed. They will live with this pain for the rest of their lives. The driver will have to live with this, too. So sad and so unnecessary. Please, people, PLEASE! Pay attention while you are driving!

    1. Linda says:

      I agree, people are not paying attention! She would have seen the girl had she had her eyes on the road in front of her!! Poor little girl, I can’t even imagine being her parents, I would die myself!

    2. Joseph Marturano IV says:

      I am right there with you! I myself was hit crossing a parking lot exit. The truck was stopped, and the driver never looked before flooring it. A child is much more fragile but nevertheless every life is precious. Driving is a privilege. The driving in California is my number one pet peeve. I cannot even go around my neighborhood block without speeders or maybe people running donuts.
      And yes, there was no reason other than a medical condition that would then make it illegal to drive anyway, to not see that little girl.

    3. bri says:

      yes people at that hour especially around schools need to keep their eyes open!
      I do know though I almost got someone crossing the street, no cross walk and they don’t really want people crossing there and she was in ,my blind spot!
      scared me to death, but I wasn’t going fast and was able to stop!
      I live right near a large elementry school and see people buzzing around in a hurry while kids are out! People just are in too big of a hurry

  2. Safety Patrol says:

    A few words… First, to the victim’s family, condolences and sympathies for your incalculable loss. Second, for the driver who struck the child and for all you ‘gotta get there yesterday’ types – while behind the wheel in a school zone: SLOW THE EFF DOWN & LOOK AROUND

  3. Cmore says:

    What the hell was this driver doing that she didn’t see this child and her bike? How can anyone who is paying attention to their driving hit a person on a clear day at that time of the day? Everyday I see young women driving like idiots and most are putting on makeup, eating, or on the cell phone. Wonder which one this woman was doing. And yes, I am jumping to conclusions about this driver.

    1. blah says:

      If the driver paying more attention to what she driving, she wouldn’t hit this little girl, the driving must be on cell phone or putting make up that’s why, now day I still see people on cell phone not paying attention where they going.

  4. John says:

    Driver was either texting, in a hurry cause she was late for work or both! Stupid! Very very very STUPID! She needs to be held accountable for her actions. RIP that poor 9 year old.

  5. Jamie says:

    May she rest in peace, for it was her time to go….when it is your time, no matter what you do to prevent it, He will take you.

  6. TT says:

    My daughter and the victim was supposed to have a sleepover party this weekend for their birthdays. She was an amazing little girl and her mother does appreciate all the support she n her family has recieved from the community. Everyone just please please be careful when you are driving. You may think you’re a good driver until something like this happens.

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