Police on Monday investigate the scene where a 13-year-old was struck and killed while waiting for the school bus. [Submitted photo]

Girl killed while waiting for school bus identified

A 13-year-old girl killed by a hit-and-run driver along East Evans Creek Road Monday morning likely was hit while waiting for the school bus, police said.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office identified the girl as Meadow Boyd, a student at Rogue River Junior/Senior High School, according to a news release.

Detectives said she had been waiting for the bus at the end of her driveway in the 5100 block of East Evans Creek Road, north of the town of Rogue River. Police believe she was struck sometime between 6:45 and 7:29 a.m., and that she was "struck by a vehicle part or by an item attached to or carried upon a vehicle," the release says.

A passerby found Meadow on the side of the road at 7:29 a.m., called 911 and performed CPR until first responders arrived. Paramedics transported her to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday at the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police are still working to identify the driver. Police said it's possible the driver was unaware they hit the girl. Motorists who traveled through the area during that time frame are asked to check their vehicles for damage and report any issues immediately.

Police have received several tips and surveillance video from private systems between Rogue River and Wimer. Anyone with additional information is asked to call 541-776-7206. The case number is 17-22901.

Jackson County Mental Health staff are providing grief counseling for Rogue River Junior/Senior High School students. In addition, the school announced on its Facebook page that it will provide a designated room for students with support staff from the county, district counselors, local churches and others.

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