A four year old Columbia girl has died after being hit by a Columbia Police cruiser at Battle High School yesterday afternoon. [Friday]
The Columbia Police Department turned the investigation over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol that reports the 27 year old officer, Andria Heese, was in in the roundabout at the west entrance of the high school when she left the road with the intention of parking on the sidewalk to watch students get on the school buses.
The child, identified as Gabriella Curry, was walking on the sidewalk when she was struck by Heese’s patrol car.
She was pronounced dead University Hospital.
According to the Columbia Police Department, Heese has been with the department for 5 years and is assigned to the Community Outreach Unit. She has been placed on administrative leave as per department protocol.