A four-year-old boy was crossing the road with his family when he was struck by a van. The driver involved in the pedestrian accident left the scene.
The accident occurred on Austell Road near Marietta at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010. The boy and his family had just gotten off a bus and were crossing the street near Austell Circle to reach Somerpoint apartments. The family had reached the center median and was about to cross the westbound lane when
the accident happened.
A van hit the boy, his mother and his two-year-old sister. His nine-year-old sister was with the family, but was not injured. The driver in a blue 1984 Chevrolet Sportvan fled the scene.
The boy and his family were rushed to Cobb WellStar Hospital. The boy died in the hospital. His mother and sister were treated and released.
The Shane Smith Law offers our condolences to the family.
An unidentified woman called police on Sunday morning to inform them that she believed an acquaintance had been involved in a hit-and-run. Police arrested Jerry L. Guy, 47, of Marietta in connection with the accident. Guy has been charged with hit and run, first-degree vehicular manslaughter, cruelty to children and other charges. He has been denied bond.