According to an article on 11alive.com, an 8-year-old boy died after the car he was riding in was hit with falling debris from a tractor trailer on I-20W near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Cameron Mcilwain of Decatur was killed after a mechanical part fell off an eastbound Freightline tractor trailer and hit the Chevrolet Trailblazer he was riding in. Another child, a 19-month-old, suffered only minor cuts. The person driving the Trailblazer, Jameka French, was taken to Grady, where part of her arm was amputated due to her injuries.
Three additional vehicles were hit by the debris as well, but no injuries were reported.
An investigation is underway, and no charges have been filed as of yet as per the Georgia State Patrol.
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of young Cameron. We also offer Ms. French our best wishes as she recovers from her injuries.
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