UPDATE: Driver Who Hit 7-Year-Old Boy in DeKalb County Was in Nissan SUV


August 20, 2018

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – (ajc.com) The 7-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car in DeKalb County, Georgia, was reportedly hit by a Nissan SUV, according to an online news report from ajc.com.*

The collision occurred around 3 p.m. on a busy section of North Decatur Road in DeKalb County. Officials say the 7-year-old boy was trying to cross four lanes of traffic about half a mile from where he lived, when a vehicle struck him. The boy sadly died from his injuries. He has been identified by police, but his name is withheld from this article for privacy reasons. 

The make of the vehicle was originally not known, but reports now indicate it was a Nissan SUV. The DeKalb County Police Department says the driver of the vehicle, who has still not been identified, was driving over a hill and could not see the boy. “[B]y the time she saw him, it was too late,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department. The driver remained on the scene after the collision. 

Campbell confirmed that there is no crosswalk at the area where the boy crossed the road. DeKalb County officials have not yet determined whether charges will be filed in connection with the accident. 

The boy involved in the collision was wearing a backpack, and DeKalb County Schools confirmed he was a student at Dunaire Elementary. In a statement, the school district said: “We are heartbroken that one our students, a 7-year-old just beginning his life, passed tragically this evening. Our thoughts are with his family and the Dunaire Elementary community during this difficult time. We will offer support to students and staff in the coming days, and will stand with them in support.”

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