8-year-old Girl Killed After Driving Car

Police in Kansas say an 8-year-old girl has died after the car she was driving ran off a roadway. The car landed in a embankment.

The 8-year-old has been identified as Cadence Orcutt of Troy, Kansas.

Orcutt was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle according to stjoechannel.com. The Doniphan County Sheriff’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene.


Orcutt lost control of the car and over-corrected to the left. The car then left the roadway and went down an embankment, where it overturned and landed on its top reports the cjonline.com.

Her grandfather, Dennis Eugene Meers, 56 was also injured. It is unclear whether he was wearing a seat-belt. He was taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo. He reportedly has minor injuries.

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