In a heartbreaking accident on Saturday afternoon, a 12-year-old girl was killed by a car after chasing her dog into the street. JennaRae Goodbar died in Lexington, Virginia along with her beloved dog.
According to the Charlotte Observer, JennaRae and her dog were struck by a vehicle on Route 60, even though the driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting the two. The youngster had been training her hunting dog named Cash outside of the family home when the dog took off running. JennaRae died at the scene
“She bought her with her own cash. It was her baby,” family member Donna Jean Stuples stated.
JennaRae and Cash will be buried together. The youngster was a sixth-grade student at Maury River Middle School.
The Kerrs Creek Fire EMS Department wrote a heartbreaking remembrance of this special child.
“When you find yourself weeping for what you have lost, remember that you are weeping for someone who blessed you with joy. How lucky we are to have all known such a wonderful person. JennaRae was a very special little girl to everyone who she came into contact with. She touched the hearts of each and every person in her life. She loved life, and she lived it fully. Many members here are the KCVFD, knew Jenna growing up around the firehouse. She was such a ball of energy, was always smiling, and she never met a stranger.”
A GoFundMe page for the family was created to raise money for funeral expenses. More than $13,000 has been raised.
“(JennaRae) will always be remembered as a sweet, energetic, dog loving, hunting loving little girl–a little girl who touched the lives of many. Your donation will help to cover the expenses of funeral arrangements.”
The Virginia State Police continue to investigate the accident.
(Photo of 12-year-old girl killed via GoFundMe page)
Rest in peace sweet young girl. You will be missed.
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