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Child Found Wandering On An Area Road

A coal truck driver says he had to do something when he saw a three year old girl walking alone on an eastern Kentucky road.

James Greenmo says the girl was in a nightgown and walking barefoot in the Coldiron community of Harlan County.

He says a friend took the girl to a nearby gas station where someone called police.

The girl's mother says she had fallen asleep when the girl suddenly ran out of her home.

“It's a scary feeling to have your child get gone. I went crazy and now I'm taking the chance of not getting to see my girl again because of one little mistake,” Katrina Gilpin said.

“I just didn't want the little thing to get ran over by a car or a truck. That's why I picked it up and I'd do it again tomorrow if it happened,” James Greenmo said.

The girl's mother says the three year old is fine and in the care of her grandmother, who's her legal guardian.

Police haven't charged the girl's mother with anything and are referring the case to state social services.


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