Meadow Grace Boyd

Driver says he may have hit girl killed last week

One driver has stepped forward following the hit-and-run death of 13-year-old Meadow Grace Boyd, but no charges have been filed.

Police say they want to talk to at least two other drivers who were in the area when the teen was killed Oct. 30 while waiting for a school bus.

A Jackson County Sheriff's Office statement said a driver contacted the agency Thursday and said his vehicle might have struck Boyd that morning.

"Detectives are examining evidence to determine whether his vehicle was involved," the release said.

Police have not released the driver's name.

A call to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office wasn't immediately returned.

Police said they want to hear from drivers of two vehicles who traveled on East Evans Creek Road near Minthorne Road between 6:55 and 7:15 a.m. Oct. 30. One vehicle was described as a white or silver full-size pickup and the other was a dark-colored full-size pickup.

The release said Boyd was struck "by a vehicle part or other object extending from the side of a vehicle," adding that "it is important to identify all vehicles seen in the area so they can rule out those that were not involved."

Police are asking people in the area who have surveillance cameras to help them with their investigation. Anyone with cameras that could have captured East Evans Creek Road traffic between the intersections of Minthorne and Queens Branch roads should contact sheriff's detectives Steve Bohn or Gabe Burchfiel at 541-774-6800 and reference case No. 17-22901.

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