Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of 7-year-old Acworth girl with autism

David Ngugi is charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of a 7-year-old girl with autism, police said.

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David Ngugi is charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of a 7-year-old girl with autism, police said.

A man was arrested Saturday in connection with a Cobb County hit-and-run that took the life of a 7-year-old girl with autism last week, according to police.

David Ngugi, 47, of Acworth, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run after video evidence helped investigators track down the driver, a news release said. He is being held at the Cobb County jail without bond, online records show.

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The girl, whose name has not been released, was walking near her Acworth home Jan. 9 when she was hit in the eastbound lane of New McEver Road, police said. Her parents were not aware she had left her home.

Her body was discovered about 10:15 p.m. on the southern edge of the road, east of McEver Woods Drive, police said.

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