Boy, 7, dies a week after truck runs over him

A 7-year-old boy who was hit by a truck last week died from his injuries Wednesday, Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis confirmed. 

Payton Mosher was hit by a 2015 Dodge Ram as it was backing out of a home on Birch Street in Porterdale, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Officials said Payton was running from a driveway at the time of the crash. 

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The driver, 39-year-old David Clemens, didn’t see the boy when he was backing up, the Georgia State Patrol said. 

Payton was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and later died. 

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“Payton’s parents, as you can imagine, are grief stricken,” a loved one, Jackie Lindsey, said in a GoFundMe account created for the boy. “They also have to give special love, care and attention to Payton’s two brothers.” 

The fund had reached nearly $4,200 of a $10,000 goal by 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

“Payton had a very giving spirit,” Lindsey said, “and he will continue to give and help others by being an organ donor.” 

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