WENTZVILLE, Mo. — A 2-year-old girl hit by an ice cream truck in Wentzville Sunday afternoon has died.
Wentzville Fire Chief John Schneider said the girl was struck by the ice cream truck on Summer Rain Drive just before 4 p.m. He said the girl was taken from the scene in an ambulance but has since died.
We have a crew headed to the scene and this story will be updated when more information becomes available.
A GoFundMe was set up for the family of the girl. To donate, visit the page here.
Cool Times Ice Cream President, Stan Stnav, released the following statement.
Our hearts go out to the family of the little girl who died in this tragic accident in Wentzville yesterday.
We are a locally owned family ice cream company and serve thousands of ice cream cones to kids and their parents everyday throughout the area, and often get to know our customers. So, we are especially heartbroken. We have never had an accident like this and deeply share in this family’s pain.
The driver of the ice cream truck, which had just served ice cream cones to this family moments before the accident, is terribly distraught. He is a middle-aged gentleman and has been an excellent ice cream truck driver seven or eight seasons.