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Ten Year Old Bowling Green Girl Struck By Car, Killed Near Her Home

Lisa Autry, WKU Public Radio

Grief counselors will be at the Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School in Bowling Green Thursday following the death of a 5th grade student Wednesday evening. 

Ten-year-old Giselle Arias was struck by a car on Gordon Avenue near her home. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office.

Bowling Green Police Department Spokesman Ronnie Ward said the car that hit Arias was driven by 36-year-old Angela Clark of Bowling Green. Three juveniles were in the car. No one inside the vehicle was injured.  Ward added that he doesn't expect any criminal charges to be filed.

Counselors from the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative and from surrounding counties are at the school helping Arias' classmates cope with their grief.  Principal Delvagus Jackson says he's told students it's okay to cry.

"We all hurt from this because she was a very special individual to us all," Jackson told WKU Public Radio.  "We're also asking them to reflect more on the positive things and those special memories they have of their classmate."

Giselle had five siblings who have either graduated from or are currently enrolled in the Bowling Green city school system, including a twin at Parker-Bennett-Curry.

As of Thursday afternoon, more than $6,000 had been raised through a Go Fund Me account set up to help the family with funeral expenses.

The award-winning news team at WKU Public Radio consists of Dan Modlin, Kevin Willis, Lisa Autry, and Joe Corcoran.