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10-year-old girl dies in hit-and-run in Kokomo; man arrested

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – A 10-year-old girl, identified as Renay Jenkins, died after a Thursday afternoon hit-and-run crash and a 22-year-old driver is under arrest, Kokomo police said.

Police were called to the hit-and-run shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of East Alto Road, which is east of State Road 931. 

Jenkins was walking east when she was hit by what witnesses described as a silver or light-colored sedan traveling west. The car left the scene, and Jenkins was taken by helicopter to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis.

Officers later located the suspected driver and the car in the 2000 block of East Alto Road. The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Josh Cochran of Kokomo. Cochran was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Police did not immediately known if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash. Toxicology results were pending, and the crash remained under investigation.

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Anyone with information was asked to call Sgt. Neil Marcus at 765-456-7333.