Investigators have identified a 6-year-old boy who was hit by a car and killed while crossing Old National Highway on Sunday evening with his older brother.
Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester said the boy was standing in the center lane of Old National Highway waiting to cross the roadway, when he “broke free from his brother, darted into traffic and was struck by an SUV.”
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office Monday identified the younger brother as Christopher Cook Jr. of College Park, the AJC reported this morning.
Fulton County police said that the driver was not speeding and stopped after hitting the young boy. She will not face charges.
Barber Andy Griffin said that the young Cook had just sat in one of his chairs for a haircut. He told WSB-TV that the boy and his 16-year-old brother live in the Biscayne Apartments across the street and they were regulars at his shop.
Griffin said the driver was also a regular customer at the barber shop.
“She has two little boys of her own. I know this is hitting her real hard. She couldn’t do anything about it,” Griffin said.
The brothers were not in a crosswalk when Christopher went into the street, according to police.