JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in southwest Missouri that killed a girl as she was boarding her school bus.

The Joplin Globe reports Lance Lee, of DeKalb, Illinois, pleaded guilty this week in the September 2018 death of 8-year-old Destiny Chambers in Joplin.

The girl was hit by Lee’s truck as she crossed a street to board her bus.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol later arrested Lee in Strafford.

He is scheduled to be sentenced April 13. Destiny’s father, Walter Chambers, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Lee, the Joplin school district, the bus company and the bus driver.