Man pleads guilty to leaving scene after Missouri girl fatally struck while boarding bus

Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 8:20 PM CST
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An Illinois man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in southwest Missouri that killed a girl as she was boarding her school bus.

The Joplin Globe

Lance Lee, of DeKalb, Illinois, pleaded guilty this week in the September 2018 death of 8-year-old Destiny Chambers in Joplin.

The girl was hit by Lee's truck as she crossed a street to board her bus. The Missouri State Highway Patrol later arrested Lee in Strafford.

He is scheduled to be sentenced April 13. Destiny's father, Walter Chambers, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Lee, the Joplin school district, the bus company and the bus driver.

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