Woman faces multiple charges after hitting, killing 2-year-old

GALESBURG - A Galesburg woman is facing multiple charges after she hit and killed a 2-year-old Thursday. 

60-year-old Rosie Oden reportedly hit 2-year-old Ki'ale Watkins and left the scene. Watkins was taken to Galesburg Cottage Hospital and died. A witness said he had heard a loud noise before finding a small child laying in the street and a red SUV leaving the area.

As police were searching for the suspect, Oden called the Galesburg Police Department, saying she wished to turn herself in. 

Oden faces charges of unsafe backing on roadway, failure to report an accident involving death, failure to give information/render aid, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and no valid driver's license. 


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