Lee Co. preteen dies after being hit by vehicle

Lee Co. preteen dies after being hit by vehicle

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - A Leesburg teen died in an Atlanta hospital after being struck by a vehicle Friday evening.

Lee County Coroner Hill Mackey confirmed that 12-year-old Emma Phillips was pronounced dead about 10:30 Monday morning.

Reports say Phillips was riding a bicycle when she was struck by a vehicle on Starksville Road, and airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, where she died from head injuries.

Hill said the family is donating organs to help other children.

On Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol troopers said no charges will be filed.

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