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One Child Killed, One Injured After Being Run Over by Truck

Police are looking for the driver of a white truck with a camper on the back that reportedly ran over two small children near the entrance to the Tucker Walmart. One child died of his injuries.

Police are looking for the driver of a white truck with a camper on the back that reportedly ran over two small children near the entrance to the Tucker Walmart. File|Patch
Police are looking for the driver of a white truck with a camper on the back that reportedly ran over two small children near the entrance to the Tucker Walmart. File|Patch

One child died Saturday from injuries suffered when he was run over by a vehicle near the entrance to the Tucker Walmart and a second child was seriously injured when she was run over, police said.

According to DeKalb County Police, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old were standing with their mother at the entrance to the Walmart on Pleasantdale Road and Tucker Norcross Road around 5 p.m. waiting to cross the road. WSB TV reports the driver pulled up to the stop sign, then proceeded to turn onto Tucker Norcross Road. As he did, his vehicle ran over both of the children.

Both children were taken to Scottish Rite Hospital, where the 2-year-old boy later died. The 4-year-old girl is expected to recover.

Police are now looking for the driver of the vehicle, described as a small, older model white truck with a camper on the back.

Victoria April 06, 2014 at 07:34 AM
I'm very sad to hear about the accident at our Tucker WalMart. By the way, it is on Lawrenceville Hwy, near Old Norcross Rd.
wle atlanta II April 06, 2014 at 09:10 AM
pretty sure they meant the "neighborhood walmart" instead it fits the description pleasantdale and s norcross tucker road sad wle
Brian Crowe April 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Yes, that's the one. Happened close to the Wooden Nickel side of the shopping center.
wle atlanta II April 06, 2014 at 10:17 AM
awful i ride my bike by there 4-5 days a week wle
Jasmine Mitchell April 07, 2014 at 02:18 PM
I was passing by there when it happened... I can't believe this... How could anyone just drive away. I am heartbroken to hear this. I will be praying for this poor angel's family.... may he rest in peace... and may his family find comfort... and please let them catch this cold-hearted animal that kept driving.

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