12-year-old girl killed by car chasing her dog into the street

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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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7 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    A GIRL AND HER BELOVED DOG!! BONDED IN LIFE & THEY HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER INTO THE LAND OF OUR LORD! AS THIS MUST HAVE BEEN MEANT TO BE ::: FOR THOSE OF US LEFT HERE ON EARTH.
    My heart goes out to her family as this was a good, loving, passionate animal lover and protector.. I AM SO HAPPY HER FAMILY IS LETTING THE BE TOGETHER IN DEATH AS THEY WERE IN LIFE…

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  2. Adrienne says:

    RIP JennaRae & Cash. Although your lives were suddenly ended in a tragic accident, may your spirits live on within your family and friends and all that you both touched. What a wonderful young girl to be so responsible in saving up her money to buy Cash. I am sure that Cash could sense how special he was to JennaRae. Her family should know that their daughter touched the lives of so many people that they don’t even know and how it has affected us. Her family is in deep pain right now and will be so for a long time. I just hope that the comforting comments and messages and cards that they get from strangers will somehow comfort this whole family and community. God Bless.

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  3. Dalma Bugg says:

    A tragic story, and my Thoughts and Prayers are for the family and friends of this young girl and her dog that they will find Comfort and Peace in the outpouring of Love from their community and beyond.

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  4. Jan Barnes says:

    I am really confused–she was chasing the dog “into” the street? Then, they got hit! Why would she chase the dog “into” the street?

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