9-Year-Old Struck by Car in Bethany Dies

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 10:16 pm
By: News 9


BETHANY, Oklahoma -- A 9-year-old girl died from injuries sustained when she was hit by a vehicle on N. Rockwell Avenue near 20th Street Saturday night.

Police said three children were crossing Rockwell Avenue in a dark area that was not a designated crosswalk or intersection when Shayla Henderson was hit by a vehicle.

When police arrived they found Shayla in serious condition. The 9-year-old was transported to the hospital where she died.

The incident is still under investigation, but police are calling it a "tragic accident."

Laverne Davis, Shayla's great aunt, contacted NEWS 9 Sunday morning. She said that the child's grandfather, Pastor Keith Henderson, administered aid to a motorcycle officer that was hit in an unrelated crash earlier in the day near Spencer.

Pastor Henderson visited the injured officer Saturday at OU Medical Center, the same hospital his granddaughter would be taken to that night.