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John Melvin Miller, Jr (L) Jima Leigh Schuch (R). (Source: OCSO) John Melvin Miller, Jr (L) Jima Leigh Schuch (R). (Source: OCSO)
Emmalee and her mother, Randee Budrevich (Source: Family) Emmalee and her mother, Randee Budrevich (Source: Family)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two arrests have been made in the fatal hit and run in Oconee County that killed a Seneca Middle School student.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the collision occurred on Owens Road at Wells Highway in Seneca around 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening. 

According to the Oconee County Coroner's Office, Emmalee Budrevich, 11, of Owens Road was walking to her home from a nearby Dollar General with two friends when she was hit along Wells Highway.  

Troopers said the suspect vehicle, believed to be a white 2005-2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, then left the scene. Budrevich died at the scene from her injuries.

The Oconee County School District released the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Emmalee. We will have extra counselors and support at Seneca Middle for our students and staff when they return to school tomorrow. We ask that the community continue to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers."

A GoFundMe page has been started for the Budrevich. You can donate to it HERE. A visitation for Emmalee will take place on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home in Seneca. She will be laid to rest after a funeral service to follow.

The crash remains under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol and Oconee County Coroner's Office.

On Monday morning, troopers said the located the suspect vehicle involved in the hit-and-run and the following day, two suspects were arrested in connection with the crash.

Troopers said the driver of the car, 19-year-old John Melvin Miller Jr., was charged with felony leaving the scene of death. The owner of the vehicle, 35-year-old Jima Leigh Schuch was charged with associate to the felony after the act, by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said Schuch is also charged with filing a false police report.

According to the incident report, she told investigators a friend hit a deer while driving her car.

Miller and Schuch appeared in bond court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. A judge set no bond for John Miller and Jima Schuch was issued a $25,000 bond.

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