A school district and community are mourning the death of a teenager who was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding her skateboard Tuesday night.
According to Wabasha Police Department, 16-year-old Arianna Simon was riding skateboard around 10 p.m. Tuesday when she was struck at the intersection of 5th Grant Boulevard and Maiden Avenue West. She was transported to Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Simon was a student at Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools, which now has counselors available to students, families and staff ahead of the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
"It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community," Superintendent Jim Freihammer wrote in a letter to families.
"This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students."
The driver was not at the scene when police arrived, but later returned to and cooperated with law enforcement. It's unclear if charges will be filed.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help cover funeral expenses.