9-year-old boy, girl hit by cars in metro Atlanta in single afternoon

Both children were taken to hospitals, where the boy died
The children were hit in separate incidents one hour apart in southeast Atlanta and South Fulton.

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The children were hit in separate incidents one hour apart in southeast Atlanta and South Fulton.

Tragedy struck in two metro Atlanta neighborhoods Wednesday afternoon, resulting in death for a 9-year-old boy and injuries for a 9-year-old girl.

The two children were hit by vehicles, and the boy did not survive. A’Cariyon Perry was in the middle of Creel Road in a South Fulton neighborhood when he was hit around 4:45 p.m., according to police in that city. He died after being taken to a hospital.

The driver who hit him remained at the scene and was not arrested, police spokesperson Lt. Jubal Rogers said Thursday.

The neighborhood is made up of single-family homes and bordered by Old National Highway and Camp Valley Road. Rogers did not say if Perry lived there or elaborate on what may have preceded the crash.

About an hour before that collision, the 9-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle after getting off a school bus in southeast Atlanta. Police found the Cleveland Avenue Elementary student injured after responding to an area of Bromack Drive at about 3:15 p.m., school officials said.

She was on her way home from the school, which is about a mile from where the collision happened in the Browns Mill Park neighborhood. The girl was taken to the hospital with injuries police did not consider life-threatening.

The investigation indicated that the bus driver was using both the stop signs and lights that are equipped on the school bus when the crash occurred.

Atlanta police said the driver who struck the girl remained at the scene and is facing charges of unlawful passing of a school bus and reckless driving. The driver’s name was not released.

— Staff writer Chelsea Prince contributed to this article.

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