Student struck, killed by car outside Atlanta
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a high school student who was struck and killed by a car in Atlanta's suburbs.
Authorities say Berkmar High School junior Dakota Waters was attempting to walk across Lawrenceville Highway in Gwinnett County around 7:25 a.m. Wednesday.
The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that the 17-year-old was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition, but later died as a result of his injuries.
A makeshift cross adorned with rain-soaked teddy bears, a balloon and flowers sat near the spot where Waters was killed. The accident scene was about two miles from his home.
Information from: Gwinnett Daily Post, http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com