Funeral arrangements announced for 7-year-old girl struck by car

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by WHAS11

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Posted on April 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 12 at 1:36 PM

LOUISVILLE, (WHAS11) -- Funeral arrangements have been made for the 7-year-old girl who died Monday night at Kosair Children's Hospital after being struck by a car on Buechel Bank Road near the intersection of Sanford Ave around 5:30 p.m.

Ayiana Osburn's visitation will be held Friday at G.C. Williams in Louisville from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Her funeral will be held on Sunday in Springfield, Ky.

Police say 29-year-old Michael Penick was charged Monday night with operating on suspended license and no insurance. His mother said she called him right after the accident.

"He said, 'I hit a child. I said you hit a child? He said, yeah she ran out in front of me,'" Carolyn Penick said.

The family of Aiyana Osburn just got off a TARC bus after a trip to Wal-Mart. They were crossing the street behind the bus when Aiyana was hit.

"It was horrible because she was not talking. I kept saying, Aiyana, Aiyana and she was not doing anything," step-mom Sarah Ghoded said.

"She was trying to run and I said, 'No, quit running and I had a hold of her hand," Ghoded said.

Penick drove about 1,000 feet down the road before he stopped and came back to the scene to talk with police.  

 

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