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Girl killed chasing family dog on Route 60 in Lexington

Posted at 3:29 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 15:30:16-04

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. — A 12-year-old girl trying to catch her dog was killed after she was struck by a car on Route 60 in Rockbridge County Saturday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police.

The incident happened in the 3000 block of Midland Trail at 2:25 p.m., according to investigators.

Virginia State Police Senior Trooper R.E. Tackett said JennaRae Goodbar, of Lexington, ran into the road and was struck by a Chevrolet Malibu headed east on West Midland Trail.

“Goodbar was chasing the family dog when she entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle,” Tackett said.

The child died at the scene, troopers said.

Officials said the crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team.