COLOMBIA, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 4 year-old Gabriella Curry  was struck and killed by a police vehicle while she was walking on a sidewalk at Columbia’s Battle High School. The incident occurred on Friday, January 4th.

Curry was transported to the the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia by ambulance where she was declared deceased by Dr. Kobalt.

The patrol report says a police vehicle driven by Officer Andria Heese, 27, was in the school’s roundabout when she exited the roadway with the intention of parking on the sidewalk.  The officer said she was parking there to observe students boarding the school bus. While she was parking on the walkway she struck the child with the police SUV.

Photo via Aaron Curry


The school says counseling has been made available to students.

Trooper Pemberton responded at 3:56 pm. The Major Crash Team also was dispatched to investigate.