Driver found after striking child in Rib Mountain

CREATED Nov 15, 2012

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RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. (AP) -- Marathon County authorities say a driver who allegedly fled after striking a child with his car in Rib Mountain has been found.

A sheriff's lieutenant tells WAOW-TV a 7-year-old girl was hit shortly after school at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier reports said multiple children were hit by the car, but the lieutenant said just one child was actually hit. A second child was there but was not hit by the car.

The lieutenant says the 16-year-old driver did not stop, but he was later found.

The girl was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but officers say she is going to be fine.