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Officials identify child who died after being hit by car in Houston County

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A 7-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a car on Ga. 247 Saturday night.

Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Ronnie Harlowe said someone called 911 about 9:40 p.m. to report a child had been hit by a car just north of Old Hawkinsville Road.

A 36-year-old Warner Robins woman was at the wheel of a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe, headed north on Ga. 247, when the child, later identified as Luna Winstead, “walked out into the roadway and was struck,” according to a Monday afternoon news release from the sheriff’s office.

Winstead was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, where she died later Saturday night.

It was unclear whether charges were expected. Anyone with information about the fatality should call the sheriff’s office at 478-542-2080.

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