Child Struck By Pickup Truck Near Park Hills

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ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) –Late Tuesday afternoon, just after 5:30 pm, a six-year-old Evan Ketto was struck and killed by a pick-up truck.  The child had been walking with a man and other boy along a road near Highway P and Highway 8, close to Park Hills, Missouri.

The accident occurred as the two boys were playing along the road, when Evan ran in front of the pick-up.  The pick-up was pulling a horse trailer at the time of the incident.
The driver, 42-year-old David Dickerson, of Irondale, Missouri swerved, trying to avoid the child.

Missouri Highway Patrol says Evan Ketto was transported to Mineral Area Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.