Child Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck at Mall of Georgia

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Following an on-scene investigation, the Accident Investigation Unit has determined that a tragic accident occurred at the Mall of Georgia. At approximately 4:16 p.m., a 2004 white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck struck three pedestrians.

The pedestrians, two adults and a child, were crossing Mall of Georgia Drive near Dick’s Sporting Goods and Von Maur, heading towards the parking lot. The pickup truck, driven by an 18-year-old, was traveling northwest from the mall parking lot. As the truck turned left onto Mall of Georgia Drive, it collided with the pedestrians.

The victims, a 31-year-old man and a 7-year-old girl, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Tragically, 4-year-old Abigail Hernandez succumbed to her injuries after being transported to Scottish Rite Hospital.

The white pickup truck has been impounded for further investigation at the Gwinnett County Police Department headquarters. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.