Sheriff IDs teen killed along rural Oregon road as she waited for school bus

Police are investigating an accident resulting in the death of a 13-year-old girl. (KTVL/Genevieve Grippo)

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. - Investigators believe a passing vehicle hit and killed a 13-year-old girl along a rural Oregon road as she waited for the school bus at the end of her driveway Monday morning.

And they suspect the driver may be unaware of what happened.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Meadow Boyd.

A passerby called 911 and performed CPR after finding Boyd injured on the ground along East Evans Creek Road at 7:29 a.m.

Medics took her to Rogue Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

"Detectives believe Meadow was possibly struck by a vehicle part or by an item attached to or carried upon a vehicle," the sheriff's office said in a report. "Investigators believe it is possible the driver was not aware he or she caused injury to Meadow."

Investigators are asking anyone who drove through the 5100 block of East Evans Creek Road between 6:45 and 7:29 am to check their vehicle for damage and report any issues to the sheriff's office.

"Since the initial report of this incident, we have received several tips," the sheriff's office said. "Detectives want to thank those who have called and those who have provided surveillance video from locations between Rogue River and Wimer. They are working to follow up on leads and review video."

Detectives ask anyone who has not yet come forward with information to call (541) 776-7206.

The county mental health department is working with Rogue River Junior/Senior High School to provide grief assistance.

"We would like to thank the investigators, road crews, school officials, chaplains, and citizens who have assisted with this incident," the sheriff's office said.

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