MARION, Ohio — The State Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured when a vehicle struck her as she was attempting to cross a road in central Ohio.

A release from the patrol’s Marion post says the girl was struck Monday evening. The patrol says a 48-year-old man was driving on a Marion County road when his vehicle hit the girl. Authorities say the girl was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The patrol didn’t immediately release her name or condition.

Troopers say the driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. The patrol says investigators do not suspect speed, alcohol, drugs or driver distractions were factors in the crash.

The crash in the county about 50 miles (81 kilometers) north of Columbus remains under investigation.

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