Friday, September 28, 2018
$10,000 cash bond set for Illinois trucker who killed eight-year-old Joplin girl
Lance T. Lee, 49, is in the Jasper County Jail on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
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No date has been set for his initial court appearance.
According to the probable cause statement, Lee struck the girl, then drove all the way to Strafford before the Highway Patrol caught up to him.
At first, he claimed the damages to his 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer were due to hitting a deer on I-44, but later said he thought he had a hit a mailbox on Newman Road. The probable cause statement says material left at the accident matched Lee's vehicle.
Lee's Facebook page indicates he is a long haul driver for USF Holland.
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