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Suspect in hit and run that killed a 6-year-old girl pleads guilty

Fatal hit and run in South Bend Fatal hit and run in South Bend Police say this woman was the driver who fled the scene

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A woman who was involved in a crash that killed 6-year-old Maliyah Davis, and fled the scene pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Reka Phillips' plea was taken under advisement by the court. Sentencing is scheduled for May 23.

She could be sentenced to between one and six years in prison.

On August 29, 2017 around 2:40 p.m., Phillips was driving southbound on O'Brien when a Durango traveling on Vassar Avenue pulled into the intersection of O'Brien and Vassar into the path of Phillips' vehicle.

A neighbor's security camera showed the intersection and police obtained the video showing what led to the crash. (see video below)

After the two vehicles collided, the Durango overturned. Davis died as a result of the crash.

Witnesses said Phillips got out of her vehicle, but did not render aid or identify herself. Then she walked away from the scene and left her car behind.

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