Sunday, August 7, 2022

3 year old girl struck by vehicle in St. Clair County, driver arrested

On Friday August 5th around 6:30 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a child that was struck by a vehicle on Coon Creek Street in Collins, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Jerry Nance of Collins, Missouri was westbound when he struck a three year old female on a tricycle in the roadway. The patrol says Nance then left the scene of the accident.

The toddler sustained serious injuries and she was flown to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri for treatment. 

Jerry Nance was arrested on felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident that caused physical injury and a felony DWI as an aggravated offender. Nance was also charged with not having a required ignition interlock. 

He was taken to the St. Clair County Jail in Osceola.

Vies crash report below:

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