Girl, 12, dies after being struck by SUV
Funeral services were held Tuesday for a 12-year-old Evans Middle School pupil who died Friday after being hit by a vehicle on Washington Road in Evans.
About 4:30 p.m., MaKenna Arildsen stepped into the path of a 2003 Cadillac Escalade going west on Washington Road, just past the Evans Walmart, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.
“She darted out into traffic,” he said.
MaKenna was taken by helicopter to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8 p.m.