Girl, 6, killed by SUV driven by family member

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Melissa Klassen, 6, from Norwich Township was struck and killed by a sports utility vehicle (SUV) driven by a family member somewhere in Bayham on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11.

Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a “Bayham, Ontario address at 4:30 p.m.” that day “to a report of a child struck by a vehicle,” Sergeant Dave Rektor said.

“OPP investigators discovered that a 6-year-old girl was running next to a vehicle on private property when she was struck by the SUV,” Sgt. Rektor said. “The child was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased.”

Read more in the Wednesday, September 13, 2017 print edition or the online e-edition.

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