19-month-old struck and killed by vehicle on Highway 27 in Summerville Friday night
The deceased child has been identified as Mariah Womack of Summerville.
From Georgia State Patrol: On 10/16/20 at approximately 8:13 pm, the Chattooga County 911 Center reported a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 10000 block of Highway 27, in the city limits of Summerville, in front of Advance Auto Parts. TFC Justin Howerton of Post 38 Rome responded to the incident. Upon arrival TFC Howerton was advised a 19 month old female had been struck by a vehicle traveling south on Highway 27. The child was transported to Floyd Medical Center in Rome. The child was pronounced deceased on arrival at Floyd Medical Center. The Troop A Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The evidence at the scene indicated the child was attempting to cross Highway 27 after getting out of a residence located across the street from the Advance Auto Parts The child was struck in the inside southbound travel lane of Highway 27 as indicated by roadway evidence. The driver of the vehicle that struck the child was a 30 year old female from Rome, Georgia. The Georgia State Patrol SCRT and the Summerville Police Department are investigating how the child got out of the residence and entered the roadway and that information is still unknown.