Teen dies after being hit by vehicle in Austell

A teenager hit by a vehicle last week in Cobb County has died, police said Monday.

The boy, whose name was not released, was attempting to walk across the East-West Connector at the intersection with Floyd Road late Wednesday afternoon when he stepped into the path of an oncoming Jeep, according to Officer Mike Bowman with Cobb police.

The boy, who had been walking with a second boy moments before, was not in a crosswalk when he was hit, Bowman said. The boy was flown from the crash site in Austell to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, according to police.

On Friday, investigators were told the boy died from his injuries, Bowman said Monday.

Police declined to release the name or age of the boy because he is a juvenile. The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday the boy was a young teenager.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured in this crash and remained at the scene during the investigation. He will not be cited in the crash, Bowman said.

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