A nine year old is dead after being hit by a car in Columbia yesterday (Monday) morning.
The Columbia Police Department reports it happened in the 3300 block of Oakland Gravel Road just before noon, when 3 pedestrians including a nine year old juvenile from Kirksville, were walking across the road when a driver of a Volkswagen Jetta hit the child.
The driver suffered minor injuries.
The nine year old was taken to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.
Alcohol or drug impairment is not believed to be a factor and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.