8-year-old Calera girl hit, killed by ATV

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) -- UPDATE:

"We've heard all day or since we learned of it, is she is the sweetest little girl," Don Hyde said.

Calera's police chief Don Hyde tells us Addison Colvard, also known as Addie, was the 8-year-old girl killed by an ATV Saturday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Lt. Shelby Humphrey says the accident happened on a relative's land north of Mannsville in Johnston County.

"There was an adult female and four juveniles that had been on the four-wheeler - one of the juveniles had got off," Humphrey said. "At this point, we don't know why but the four-wheeler rolled forward and struck the juvenile that was off the four-wheeler on the ground."

Addie was taken to Mercy hospital in Ardmore where she died.

Humphrey says the other passengers in the ATV were all under the age of 10.

He tells us they're still investigating details like who was driving and how it happened.

"My belief on this one is that this is nothing more than a tragic accident," Humphrey said.

"I was just trying to figure out a word or something that would describe what they are going through and there's just nothing other than the fact you have the family complete and now there's one missing," Hyde said.

The third graders obituary says she was on the Calera's schools softball and basketball team and would spend time with her cousins in her free time.

Hyde tells us she is also the daughter of a volunteer firefighter and a reserve deputy sheriff.

"When one of our own hurts and their family hurts then we all hurt and we try to do anything we can to relieve and right now it's just a very difficult time," Hyde.

An account has been set up at a local bank to help the family with funeral expenses.

Donations: First United Banks
Calera Families in Need account: 2967006
You can contact Don Hyde for more information.

ORIGINAL: Oklahoma highway patrol says an 8 year old Calera girl is dead after she was run over by an ATV Saturday night.

It happened just before six on private property in Mannsville.

Troopers say the driver of the ATV had stopped to let passengers off when they rolled forward and struck her.

She was pronounced dead at the scene due to head injuries.

Officers say three younger kids were also in the ATV.

No one's name has been released.

Reports say the condition of the driver is under investigation.

It is unclear who was driving at the time.

Donations can be made to the family through First United Bank's Calera Families in Need Account 2967006.

The funeral will be held at Fusion Bible Durant at 10 a.m. Friday.