Police: Child Hit by Drunk Driver

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

A 7-year-old Danville girl is in serious condition at U.K. Hospital after she was hit by a pickup truck Thursday night.

Police say Rayvn McKitric was hit by the truck as she was trying to cross the street in front of her house on Wilderness Road.

McKitric's mother tells 27 NewsFirst she was crossing the street with her brother to take out the trash. According to the police report, a witness says McKitric ran in front of the truck and it didn't have time to stop.

Danville police arrested the truck's driver after finding an open container of beer inside the truck. They say he had been drinking and driving.

Jerry Curtis is charged with DUI and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. He is also charged with having no insurance. Police expect more charges to be filed against him when the results of his blood alcohol level come back, and depending on the severity of McKintric's injuries.

He bonded out of jail earlier today.


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  • by Lowavia Location: Nashville, TN on Jan 11, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    Ravyn and my son were born a few months apart! They were always giving each other hugs and kisses! Sky was deeply hurt, when he heard about this and wanted to immediately pray for her! If his little 7 yr old heart has compassion and love, to be concerned with what is important, then I think you all can quit pointing fingers and pray/believe for a full recovery (mentally & physically)for Ravyn/fam. You reap what you sow! If you drink you should take full responsibility for the consequences! There will be a positive outcome for this and God will turn this wrong into a right! Our prayers and hearts are with the family! We love you Ravyn!
  • by Ravyn's Mom Location: HOME on Dec 23, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    Ok, I am not posting on here to get belittled or fussed at, I do know that my child should not have gone across the road alone, but she did have her 11 year old brother with her. Yes I do believe that my kids (all of them) have chores. I think that helps them with responsibility. But that is my own decision. I just want everyone to know that Ravyn is at home now. She still hurts, and has a few things going on with her, but her goal was to be home for Christmas and my BRAVE STRONG TROOPER did that and some. Thank everyone who prayed for us, and I hope that everyone has a happy holiday season.
  • by unknown Location: KY on Dec 23, 2008 at 09:50 AM
    This is not the first time this man has been caught drinking and driving. He actually has a history of it in his past, so he should be punished.
  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Dec 22, 2008 at 09:53 PM
    How old was the little brother who was crossing the street with her? As for "children playing" signs -- they annoy me. Children can play all they want, but parents need to keep them out of the roads so we don't have to waste our money on those silly signs.
  • by Ravyn's Aunt Location: somerset ky on Dec 22, 2008 at 09:43 PM
    ok so if the man has insurence and you know the man and situation, i guess the news ppl are wrong too? and the police for charging him w it? he may have insurance now but he didnt have then. BUT, if he did, that would be even better for him and his pocket when it come time for the hospital bills to be due.
  • by just Location: wonder why on Dec 22, 2008 at 06:18 PM
    now why would u let your child out by thier selfs to take the trash out I think the parents need sum kind of charge thats pretty sorry to shove your kids out with the trash an a 7yearold to boot shame on u. thank god that she all rite
  • by Jon Location: Ky on Dec 22, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    Who cares if he had insurance. MADISON.
  • by Madison on Dec 22, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    The man that was driving the truck has never been arrested for DUI, this is his first offense. He also has insurance.
  • by Ravyn's Aunt Location: somerset ky on Dec 22, 2008 at 10:09 AM
    To the person, MADISON, honey nobody said that the man was a bad person, i does say in the comments below SEVERAL TIMES that his BAD DECISION has created this to drink and drive. NOT ONLY DOES SHE HAVE AN ANGEL IN HER POCKET, ALL OF YOU ALL ARE HER ANGELS TOO! THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS!!!!! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ASWELL!
  • by Brenda Location: Pike on Dec 22, 2008 at 06:56 AM
    My heart goes out to the little girl and her family my thoughs and prayers are with you all. As for the driver he could have prevent this by not getting in his vechile drinking its as simple as that! I don't care if the children was in the road if not been drinking he could have better reflexs and stopped in time if he hadn't been going fast! How cold anyone blame a child, if it been one of yours could you say that it was their fault? I DON'T think so you would be going crazy with hate and blame!

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