Missouri child hit, killed after chasing dog into street

A 2-year-old girl is dead after chasing a dog onto a highway and being struck by a car Thursday in central Missouri.

The accident happened at noon on Missouri 64 in Louisburg.

The dog ran into the road from the ditch, and the girl, Katie L. Romero of Louisburg, ran after it, according to a preliminary report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She was hit by an oncoming car driven by a 77-year-old Louisburg woman.

Katie was flown to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.