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12-year-old killed, 15-year-old seriously hurt after hit-and-run in Fulton County

Published: Nov. 6, 2021 at 4:49 PM EDT
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FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - 12-year-old Brelynna Felix has tragically lost her life due to a hit and run in Fulton County.

16 News Now reached out the Felix family to provide more context on what happened.

“The kids were just going out to get snacks like they’ve always done,” said Ali Steyn, the victim’s aunt.

Home surveillance footage shows that around 7:11 P.M. Brelynna and a group of friends and family went out, like they regularly do, to walk to get snacks.

“It’s something that they do all the time. They walk the street to go get snacks and stuff like that,” said Steyn.

Sadly, this evening was nothing like the others.

Around 7:30 P.M. police received a call about several juveniles walking along County Road 19 with one appearing to be injured.

The victim’s aunt tells us that the 15 year old injured is Isaiah Felix, Brelynna’s brother.

When first responders arrived they rushed Isaiah to a hospital in Fort Wayne, in serious, but stable condition.

“When the truck hit him, the mirror, the side mirror, rear view mirror, hit his jaw and it broke like the bottom, the bottom jaw, like the side part,” said Steyn.

After Brelynna was reported missing shortly after the accident, a search began to find her.

Fulton County Sherriff’s department tells us that her body was found in a field near the road.

“When we were told, it was devastating. I mean, we. We’re a close knit family,” said Steyn.

The family is now asking for prayers for Isaiah, as he is set to undergo plastic surgery on his jaw.

The driver of the vehicle, Gage rogers, has been booked into the Fulton County Jail.

According to the Fulton County Sherriff’s Office, he is being preliminary charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident, and one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any additional information, you’re asked to call Det./Sgt. Travis W. Heishman at 574-223-2819.

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