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Overland Park teen walking home from school dies after being hit by car

A suburban Kansas City teenager who was struck by an out-of-control car as she was walking home from school has died from her injuries.

The Kansas City Star reports that 14-year-old Alexandra Rumple died Sunday.  Overland Park  police say she was struck Friday afternoon about a block away from Oxford Middle School, where she was an eighth-grader.  Police say the driver also hit a traffic signal pole and a wooden fence.

Police haven’t released the driver’s name.  It isn’t yet known what caused the car to leave the road.

Hundreds gathered Sunday at a vigil to remember Alex as an athletic, art-loving, straight-A student.  Students talked about how she wanted everyone to feel included.  Her principal encouraged her classmates to wear flannel Monday because it was Alex’s favorite material.

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