Girl killed crossing street on roller blades

November 4, 2009

Friends are mourning the death of 12-year-old Helaina Hawkins after she was struck by a car last night on 10th street near Country Club Road on the west side. The Chapel Hill Junior High student was heading home after playing with friends when she was struck crossing the street on roller blades. She died at the scene. Police say there's no indication the driver, Clarence Waters, 60, of Waterloo, was impaired or driving at a high rate of speed. Neighbors say the street is poorly lit.

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