Kokomo 10-Year-Old Girl Struck And Killed In Thursday Hit-And-Run Identified

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KOKOMO, IN. (THECOUNT) — Renay Jenkins has been identified as the 10-year-old girl who was killed in a hit-and-run incident Thursday. Police later arrested Josh Cochran, 20, of Kokomo, and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Jenkins’ autopsy found the preliminary cause of death as blunt-force trauma.

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Police said Jenkins was walking eastbound in the 800 block of East Alto Road at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday when she was hit by a silver sedan traveling westbound, according to a press release from the Kokomo Police Department. The driver then fled the scene. source

CPR was administered to Jenkins, according to police and witnesses on the scene.

She was then then airlifted to an area hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Josh Cochran is being held at the Howard County jail without bond, according jail records.

It is not yet known if drugs or alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident. Toxicology results are pending, according to the release.

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