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Man charged after 6-year-old killed in Cook Co. hit and run

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 6:49 PM EDT
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ADEL, Ga. (WALB) - A 6-year-old was killed after he was hit by a truck, according to Brent Exum, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office deputy public information officer.

Georgia State Patrol (GSP) is investigating the incident.

Graham Emrich
Graham Emrich(Purvis Funeral Home)

According to GSP, the child, later identified as Graham Mason Emrich, was riding a 4-wheeler, heading south on BB Bennett Road, when he was hit by a Chevrolet truck, also heading south.

Troopers reported that the driver left the scene and abandoned his truck on SR 76.

The driver, later identified as Larry Miller III, 34, was later found by Post 31 troopers and Cook County deputies and taken to the Cook County Jail, GSP reported.

Larry Miller was charged in connection to the crash.
Larry Miller was charged in connection to the crash.(Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Miller was charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, first-degree hit and run, driving under the influence, open container, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, driver to exercise due care, improper passing, window tint and too fast for conditions.

GSP’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is conducting a follow-up investigation.

To view Emrich’s obituary, click here.

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