5-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle in Clayton County - CBS46 News

5-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle in Clayton County

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JONESBORO, GA (CBS46) -

A 5-year-old girl has died after being hit by a vehicle in Clayton County late Wednesday. 

The incident occurred in the 200 block of Flint River Road in Jonesboro when the child was attempting to cross the street with her 28-year-old mother.

They were both hit in front of the Flint River Crossing Apartments, according to a spokesperson with the Clayton County Police Department.

Officials say the child was taken to Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, initially in critical condition. Meanwhile, her mother was treated at the hospital for a broken leg.

On Thursday evening, officials told CBS46 the child died, while her mother was released from a hospital.

The child was identified as Malaya McLendon, while her mom was identified as Brittiney Milligan.

The driver who hit the mom and daughter remained at the scene, and officials say no charges are pending at this time.

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