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Description of car that hit, killed 4-year-old released

DeKalb County police on Thursday released a description of the car they believe hit and killed a 4-year-old girl as she walked to school.

A 2000-2001 charcoal gray Toyota Camry struck Indian Creek Elementary School pre-kindergartner Lun Thang just before 7 a.m. Oct. 18, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. The car briefly stopped in the 700 block of North Indian Creek Drive, then took off, according to police.

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“The make and model (were) determined by paint chips recovered at the scene, as well as the lens from the passenger side headlight,” Campbell said. 

The vehicle may still have damage to the right front-end and a weakened headlight, according to police.

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A 2000-2001 charcoal gray Toyota Camry struck Indian Creek Elementary School pre-kindergartner Lun Thang just before 7 a.m. Oct. 18, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. (Credit: DeKalb County Police Department)

The hit-and-run led the district to move the start time for crossing guards in the area from 7 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. for the remainder of the school year.

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Anyone with information that may lead to the driver of the Camry is asked to call the DeKalb County Police Traffic Specialist Unit at 770-724-7610.

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