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Police: Suspect Arrested In Hit & Run Death Of 8-Year-Old Overbrook Girl

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Authorities say a 24-year-old man is in custody and being questioned in connection to the hit-and-run death of a little girl in Overbrook.

Sources say authorities located and impounded the vehicle Wednesday believed to have struck and killed 8-year-old Jayanna Powell on the afternoon of November 18 as she was walking home from school with her three siblings near 63rd Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

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Photo of Jayanna Powell. (credit: CBS 3)

Jayanna's 12-year-old brother was holding her hand at the time.

She was rushed to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she died.

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Philadelphia police towed the silver Nissan Altima with significant front end damage to a garage in Feltonville.

There is no immediate word on charges at this time, but police say they are pending.

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Philadelphia Police sources say the vehicle was located inside of an auto body shop in Frazer, Chester County.

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