Toddler Tragically Killed in Accident on Old Dalton Elijay Rd. in Chatsworth, Georgia
CHATSWORTH, GA. – According to an online news report posted at newschannel9.com, a toddler was tragically killed in an accident that occurred on Old Elijay Road in Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the incident and have not identified the people involved.*
The accident took place in the evening at the crossing of Old Dalton Elijay Road with Diamond Way. Georgia State Patrol, the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, and News Channel 9 report that shortly before 7:30 p.m., two toddler-aged children walked into a northbound lane of Old Dalton Elijay Road. The driver of a northbound Nissan pickup truck saw the children and swerved to try to avoid them. However, the Nissan hit one of the children and crashed head-on into a southbound Dodge pickup truck.
It is not yet clear what events led to the accident. Georgia State Patrol Troopers said that the two children were unattended. They did not say why the children were not with adults or how they ended up in the street. It is also not clear if the Nissan driver could have done anything to avoid the accident.
News Channel 9 reports that the child who was hit by the Nissan truck tragically died at the scene. She was identified as a two-year-old girl. No further information about the victim or her family was included in the report. The report indicates the other child was also two years old but does not say if this child was hurt.
News Channel 9 further reports that three people riding in the Nissan truck and one person in the Dodge truck were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. None of these people was identified. Deputies and Troopers are still reviewing the facts of the case at this time.
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