Poplar Bluff police investigate truck possibly involved in hit and run | seMissourian.com

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Investigators are processing a black Ford pickup truck for evidence possibly linking it to a hit-and-run accident last week that killed a Poplar Bluff teenager.

Based on a witness' description, authorities had been searching for a late model Ford F-150 pickup, described as a 4X4 crew cab, with four doors, a short bed and "bright white headlights."

Heavenly Grace Hafford, 13, died of blunt-force trauma after being struck by two vehicles at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 9 as she was crossing Kanell Boulevard near the Maud Street intersection.

The junior-high student was walking home with a friend. She had been to Mansion Mall to buy shoes for an upcoming school choir recital and was returning home at the time she was hit.

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