Girl dies after getting hit by truck

Mount Olive, LA(KSLA)- An 11-year-old Jackson Parish girl died today after being hit by a truck while crossing a highway.

The accident happened along Highway 147 North in Mt. Olive on Friday afternoon.

Caroline Menzena was hit and killed by a truck while crossing the highway with another little girl.

The girls were putting up halloween decorations at Menzena's grandmother's house right before the accident. The other little girl was not hit.

The driver of the 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck,  65-year-old Sammy K. Gunn, slowed his vehicle to a stop after he hit the girl. He claims he didn't see the girl.

Menzina, whose injuries were fatal, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner.

The sheriff's office does not expect to charge the driver at this point, but routine toxicology test results are pending and the crash remains under investigation.