Tragedy struck early Wednesday evening when the Helena-West Helena Police Department received a call that a vehicle hit and killed a child while she was riding her bicycle.
Police reported that around 6 p.m., seven-year-old Mykayla Hawkins was reportedly riding in the section of Sam and Park streets when the incident occurred.
Details at this point in the investigation are sketchy. However, the Helena-West Helena Criminal Investigation Division reported that an investigation is underway.
Hawkins was a first grader at KIPP Elementary.