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Teen hit by car; case will be held in Dubuque County

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- A Dubuque County judge has denied a change of venue request in the wrongful death case of a teen who died after she was hit by a car outside a school.

Lauren Schmidt and another 15-year-old were hit as they crossed the street near Dubuque Hempstead high school in September 2007. Schmidt later died.

Her parents filed a suit against the district and a bus driver who authorities say pulled partially into the road.

The defense claims coverage of the incident makes it difficult to find an impartial jury -- but the judge disagreed.

The trial is scheduled to start April 6th.

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