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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Driver in hit-and-run identified No charges filed at this time

  • The driver who Rolla police say struck a student and then left the scene Wednesday morning outside of Rolla Middle School has been identified but is not facing charges at this time.
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  • The driver who Rolla police say struck a student and then left the scene Wednesday morning outside of Rolla Middle School has been identified but is not facing charges at this time.
    According to the Rolla Police Department, the driver of the vehicle was Cindy A. Rivers, 56, of Rolla.
    No arrest in the incident has been made at this time. A report on this incident was submitted to the Phelps County prosecutor’s office for review.
    Police say Rivers was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria east on Soest Road near Laguile Court when the vehicle “brushed a 12-year-old male who was crossing the street.” The vehicle did not stop after hitting the student who was going to the middle school.
    Rivers was located and identified Thursday with the assistance of Rolla Public Schools personnel, a school crossing guard at Mark Twain Elementary and several citizen tips.
    “The Rolla Police Department would like to thank those in our community who provided very useful information that assisted us in solving this case,” said RPD Chief Mark Kearse.
    “Although this could have had a much worse result, ultimately no one was seriously injured. Please let this be a lesson to all of us to exercise extreme caution when driving through our school zones or around any area where pedestrians are present.”
    A news release from the police department states that the boy who was hit suffered minor injuries. Police say the boy had a minor abrasion to his knee He was treated and released from General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood.
    The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m.
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