Note: This story was updated at 2:55 p.m.
The seven-year-old girl hit by a vehicle Wednesday evening had been in the turn lane with two other pedestrians before walking into the eastbound lane of Edgemoor Road and being struck by a pickup truck, according to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
No charges have been filed against the driver, and none are pending, the THP said.
The crash was reported just before 7 p.m. Monday at Mooncrest Lane. It was near the Breadbox gas station and convenience store in Claxton.
The THP report said the three pedestrians, who are not identified, were standing in the continuous turn lane when the girl walked out of it and into the eastbound turn lane. An eastbound Ford pickup truck driven by Charles Bentley of Knoxville, 58, struck the girl, the THP said.
The pickup truck stopped, and Bentley and his passenger, Samantha Bentley, 53, got out immediately to check on the girl, the report said.
The girl was injured and taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Information about her condition is not available.
The Bentleys were not injured. They were wearing seat belts, the THP said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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