La Grange > Child Struck by Van Dies

| February 9, 2015

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LA GRANGE — A van struck a child on a scooter, killing him in La Grange Saturday.

Tristan Nixon, 6, of La Grange, was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Express van driven by Gene Bailey, Jr, 23 of Pine Mountain.  The child was transported by air to Egleston Children’s Hosptial in Atlanta where he passed away on Sunday.

According to published police reports, officers responded to the call at the 1000 block of Kelley Street in La Grange around 5:00 Saturday afternoon.  The van, driven by Bailey, had collided with the child, who was riding an electric scooter in the road.

Bailey has not been charged in the accident, with officers determining the child, Nixon, was at fault.

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