McCarthy was an eighth-grader at Belmont Middle School, said David Lawrence, interim superintendent of Dayton Public Schools.
“Brianna was an important member of the Belmont school community and will be greatly missed by both staff and students. We offer our heartfelt condolences to all family and friends during this difficult time. The school has had counselors and other support services on-site for students and staff since last week and will continue to provide those services,” he said.
A visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday followed by her funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Newcomer North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton, according to her obituary.
Multiple 911 callers reported around 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2 that a pedestrian was hit near Woodman Drive and Burkhardt Road in Riverside.
The vehicle hit the pedestrian, later identified as McCarthy, and fled south on Woodman Drive, callers said.
Anyone in the area of Woodman Drive and Burkhardt Road who witnessed the incident or who have other information is urged to call Riverside police at 937-233-1801 or email email@example.com.
The case remains under investigation. No one has been arrested or charged at this time, but police are in possession of a vehicle of interest, Sturgeon said.
Police previously identified the suspect vehicle as a dark colored 2022-2024 Hyundai Tucson.
An online fundraiser to cover medical bills and funeral expenses for McCarthy, who is an organ donor, has raised nearly $13,200 of its $20,000 goal as of Monday afternoon.