Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Family Devastated after Girl Fatally Struck on Wildwood Highway

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Family Devastated after Girl Fatally Struck on Wildwood Highway

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WILDWOOD * Rachel Bick was supposed to attend a father-daughter dance Saturday night.

But Rachel, 7, never made it. She was struck and killed crossing Highway 109 to get to the father-daughter "Light the Night" dance at Babler Elementary School in Wildwood.

Rachel's mother, Susan Bick of the 1800 block of Sparks Court in Wildwood, said Sunday that the family was devastated. She struggled to speak as she recounted how excited Rachel had been as she picked out her own dress for the dance.

"It was a beautiful white lace dress with light blue underneath," Bick, 42, said softly. "She was so happy to go."

"She was so outgoing, social and fun-loving," Bick said of her only child. "She was so precious."

St. Louis County police say an SUV making a left turn out of the school parking lot struck Rachel about 6:45 p.m. Saturday. …

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