Truck Strikes 4 Year-Old In Ruth. County

May 1, 2014


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A child was struck by a truck Wednesday evening in Rutherford County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 4 year-old Alyza Jenkins was struck just before 7 p.m. as she tried to cross Laurel Lane just a few blocks from Christiana Elementary.

The child was transported by Life Flight helicopter. There’s no word yet as to her condition.

Jenkins was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup driven by 30 year-old Kacey Craft.

The THP report says the child ran in front of the truck while trying to return home from a neighbor’s house.

Craft was charged with not wearing a seat belt. The THP hasn’t said whether additional charges might be filed.