12-year-old Jennarae Goodbar saved up her own money to buy a dog she wanted so badly. That’s why she named her dog Cash.
Jennarae and Cash instantly formed an unbreakable bond. Jennarae treated him like her own special baby.
Sadly, on the afternoon of October 28, 2018, a terrible tragedy occurred.
Jennarae was outside her home in Rockbridge County, Virginia, teaching Cash some tricks. Cash suddenly got loose and started running onto the busy road.
Jennarae acted on her first instict and ran after Cash. She ended up chasing him onto Route 60.
An oncoming driver was unable to stop in time, killing both Jennarae and Cash.
Police are still investigating the accident that claimed the Maury River Middle School student’s life.
“Goodbar was chasing the family dog when she entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle,” Virginia State Police Senior Trooper R.E. Tackett said.
“She will always be remembered as a sweet, energetic, dog loving, hunting loving little girl — a little girl who touched the lives of many,” her loved ones wrote.
Jennarae’s grieving mother, Donna, made an update about their plans for burial.
“On the day of service [Cash] will be placed in there with [Jennarae] and be buried together,” Donna Jean Stuples said. “She bought her with her own cash. It was her baby.”