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One girl killed, a teen injured in car - pedestrian Fulton Co. incident; driver arrested for leaving scene

One person was killed, another injured in a Fulton County car – pedestrian accident.

About 7:30 pm Friday the sheriff’s office received a call from a concerned citizen who saw kids walking along the road in dark clothing and was worried for their safety. While speaking to dispatchers, the caller said it appeared someone had been struck by a vehicle.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Road 19, north of 50 North.  Several juveniles were at the scene.  One, a 15 year old male, was struck by what was believed to be the outside rearview mirror of a vehicle.  He was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital with head and face injuries.  At last report, he was in serious, but stable, condition.

A search was begun when it was realized that a girl with the group was missing.  Brelynna Felix, 12, of Akron, was found in a field nearby.  Felix died from injuries sustained in the incident.

The investigation led the sheriff’s office to the car involved that had left the scene.  It was found in Akron.  Gage Rogers, 26, was taken into custody and booked in the Fulton County Jail.  Rogers was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Bodily Injury.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Det / Sgt Travis Heishman at 574-223-2819.

Akron Police, Henry Township Fire, Indiana State Police and the Fulton County Coroner assisted at the scene.

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