Reward for arrest in hit-and-run
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $45,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit and killed an 8-year-old girl and fled the scene.
Jayanna Powell was walking home from school with her siblings on Nov. 18 when she was struck crossing an intersection in the city’s Overbrook section. The car also knocked her 12-year-old brother to the ground.
On Tuesday, the Fraternal Order of Police announced they were offering a $15,000 reward. Mayor Jim Kenney’s office has also pledged $10,000. The girl’s parents say her uncle is putting
up a $20,000 reward.
The president of the local FOP lodge, John McNesby, says his organization hopes to help bring closure to Jayanna’s family.
The girl’s mother, Ayesha Poole, urged the driver to come forward. She says burying her baby girl on Monday was the hardest day
of her life.