One person was killed, another injured in a Fulton County car – pedestrian accident. Now, formal charges have been filed.
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.
Akron Police found the car involved that had left the scene. Gage Rogers, 26, Akron, has now been formally charged with failure to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in death, a Level 4 felony; and leaving the scene of an accident with moderate or serious bodily injury, a Level 6 felony.
Rogers told authorities he believed he hit a deer. Three other people were in the car at the time of the incident.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Det / Sgt Travis Heishman at 574-223-2819.