Police have confirmed a child struck by a pickup truck this morning on Dedeaux Road has been air-lifted to a trauma center in Mobile.
The child's age and name have not been released, but police said the victim is of pre-teen age.
Police said the child was hit by a Ford Ranger about 6:26 a.m. while crossing the road near the intersection of Latimer Street. Police say the area is near a school bus stop.
The driver was cited for traffic violations. Accident-reconstructions were still on the scene more than two hours later. Police said they're also working through language barriers with those involved in the accident.
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Officials with the Harrison County School District could not be immediately reached.
SunHerald.com updates this story as more details are available.