Girl, 8, dies when 9-year-old driver rolls utility vehicle


ROSENDALE, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a 9-year-old girl rolled a utility vehicle, killing her 8-year-old passenger, on a rural road in western Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Monday on a county road near Rosendale, about 75 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. The patrol says the girl driving the Polaris Ranger UTV overcorrected, and the vehicle overturned on its side.

The patrol identified the girl who died as Alexis Walker of Leavenworth, Kansas. The young driver was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.

No other vehicles were involved.