Girl killed while chasing dog to be buried next to beloved pet

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(CBS News) — A 12-year-old girl from Rockbridge County, Virginia, died on Saturday when she was chasing after her dog. Jennarae Goodbar was training her dog Cash when he took of running, CBS affiliate WTVR reports. The dog ran onto Route 60, and Goodbar followed it into traffic. A driver was unable to stop in time, killing both the girl and her dog. 

The 12-year-old’s mother says she will be buried with her beloved dog. “She bought her with her own cash. It was her baby,” Donna Jean Stuples said. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Virginia.

The family created a GoFundMe page to help pay for the funeral costs. “She will always be remembered as a sweet, energetic, dog-loving, hunting-loving little girl,” a note on the GoFundMe page read. “A little girl who touched the lives of many.”

Police are still investigating the crash.

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