A Macon County child was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night when he darted away from a backyard gathering.
Nathan Edward Davis, 2, apparently ran onto Ga. 127 West between Oglethorpe and Reynolds, where he was immediately struck and killed, Coroner Grover M. Barfield said.
“A young child was out in the backyard with his parent and some other children, and he wandered around the yard,” Barfield said. “His older brother saw him and yelled out, and the mother said by the time she got around the corner he had already been run over.”
Barfield said the Georgia State Patrol, which is investigating the accident, expects no charges to be filed. The sun was in the driver’s eyes at the time, and the boy was about 2 feet tall, he said.
“Even in my job, it’s hard to deal with that type of death,” Barfield said. “This type of situation was very hard on the family, and it was very hard on the driver.”
Davis was the son of Zachary and Paula Davis. No autopsy will be scheduled in the case.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma has charge of the arrangements.
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