Young girl dies after being hit at St. Martin softball field

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says it was just a tragic accident. A family friend hit 12-year-old Kaitlynn Reiser as everyone was leaving softball practice.

The accident happened around 8:30 Thursday night at the Saint Martin youth ball fields, near the high school. Byrd said Reiser was behind the car when the driver backed out.

The child was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital where she later died.

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