Child dead, another critical after wreck in Fairburn

- A deadly accident claimed the life of a young child and sent another child to the hospital early Saturday morning.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. on Jones Road at Georgia Highway 92 in Fairburn. Cpl. Patrina Smith with the Fulton County Police Department said the driver of an SUV with two children in the backseat ran a stop sign while driving along Jones Road. Cpl. Smith said the SUV was struck by a pickup truck driving along GA-92.

One child was pronounced dead at the scene. A second child was taken by air to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the scene.

The names of those involved have not yet been released by police.

Charges are pending depending on the outcome of the complete investigation, according to police.

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