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APD: Boy celebrating Halloween hit, killed by car in East Lake neighborhood

Authorities responded at the 2700-block of Memorial Drive SE, near East Lake Park shortly before 8:30 p.m.

ATLANTA — An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed in the East Lake community Sunday evening, Atlanta Police said

Authorities responded at the 2700-block of Memorial Drive SE, near East Lake Park shortly before 8:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they said they found the boy who had been struck by a car. APD said EMS arrived and he was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The family identified the child as Devonne Malique David.

Credit: Courtesy of family
Devonne Malique David

"The preliminary investigation found that the pedestrian had been standing on the sidewalk with several other children, celebrating Halloween," the department said in a statement. "The pedestrian walked into the roadway to cross Memorial Drive and where he was struck by a vehicle."

The driver involved remained on the scene, according to APD. Its Accident Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

On Monday, they said charges are not expected. 

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