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UPDATE: Child killed in Ga. 81 crash identified
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UPDATE: The female killed on Ga. Highway 81 has been identified as 12-year-old Lynneah Browning of Covington.


UPDATE: Georgia State Patrol is currently working with Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis to identify the female killed this morning on Ga. Highway 81 by dental records.

According to GSP Spokesman Gordy Wright, the female is believed to be 12-years-old and was walking along Ga. 81, not waiting for a school bus as has been rumored, when she was struck by a 2005 Toyota Camry.

The driver who struck her is identified as 35-year-old Charnelle Martin-Gaillard from Stockbridge. Charges are pending the completion of a follow-up investigation by the GSP's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.


(Oct. 24, 2012) A vehicle accident killed a female pedestrian walking along Ga. 81 Wednesday morning. The name of the victim has yet to be released.

Ga. Highway 81 was shut down and traffic was rerouted using Oak Hill Road as a cut through.

Lt. Tyrone Oliver with the Newton County Sheriff's Office said his office received the call around 6:59 a.m. The woman's age and identity were not yet known or being released, but the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident. GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said the woman had no identificaiton on her.

The driver was traveling northbound just past the first Oak Hill Road entrane on Ga. 81 when the pedestrian was struck and died of her injuries.

A GSP reconstruction team came to the site as part of the investigation.