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7-Year-Old Child Tragically Dies After Hit by Car on Hwy 247 in Houston County, Georgia


July 09, 2019

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at 13wmaz.com, a 7-year-old child tragically died after being hit by a car on Highway 247 in Houston County, Georgia. The news story indicates that the child was a little girl who had Autism and went outside at a relative’s home without anyone knowing.* 

The circumstances of the accident have not yet been fully reported. 13 WMAZ states that a 7-year-old girl with Autism was visiting relatives, when she went outside without her family knowing. Somehow, the girl walked onto Highway 247 and was struck by a passing vehicle. The accident happened between Sandy Run and Booth Road in Warner Robins, Georgia. 

The make and model of the car involved were not reported, and the driver of the car was not identified in the news report. The case was not characterized as a hit-and-run, so it appears the driver remained at the scene. 13 WMAZ reports that the Houston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the child tragically died of her injuries.

People close with the victim’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for child’s funeral expenses. The page says that the girl’s Autism prevented her from talking, but she could nonetheless brighten a person’s day with her presence and her “infectious smile.” The page also says the accident occurred late at night, and that the family is “devastated at this time of grieving.” 

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident, and deputies have not said if charges are expected in the case.

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Source:https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/7-year-old-with-autism-dies-after-being-hit-by-car-on-highway-247/93-12a53309-ef1b-498c-9860-733a57be9d3d

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