Teen dies after being hit and killed by a vehicle in Burke County

BURKE COUNTY, Ga - UPDATE: We now know the name of the victim who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Burke County, Saturday morning.

13-year old Alexis Russell was walking with her 14 year old friend when she was hit and killed around 4am.

Georgia State Patrol is now handling the case.

No word on any charges the driver of the vehicle may face.

NewsChannel 6 will keep you updated.


The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a teenage girl was hit and killed, early Saturday morning.

The sheriff's office and Burke County EMA -Fire- Rescue responded to Ebenezer Church Road, 200 yards west of Highway 23, for a pedestrian struck in the roadway, around 4am.

They say a 13-year old girl was out walking with her friend in the road when the accident happened.

NewsChannel 6 will bring you more information once it's been released.


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