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Driver Sentenced For Dekalb County Child Pedestrian Death


Posted on Dec 02, 2010

A driver has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for causing the 2009 Dekalb County cross-walk accident that killed a 6-year-old girl.
 
The Georgia pedestrian accident occurred in August 2009 when an SUV driver illegally passed a stopped MARTA bus on a double line.
 
The child, Suk Maya, was a refugee from Bhutan and had only been in the United States for twelve days at the time of the accident.  She and her family were on their way to apply for Social Security numbers, when she was struck by the Lincoln Navigator as the family crossed Ponce de Leon Avenue in Covington. 
 
Suk Maya died the next day.
 
Gregory Armwood of Covington, Georgia turned himself in to face charges of vehicular homicide and failure to exercise due care.
 
On Wednesday, December 1, Armwood plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of vehicular homicide in DeKalb State Court. He will spend thirty in jail and will be on probation for another year.  In addition, his license will be suspended for a year.

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Shane Smith
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