Toddler Hit By Car Dies

9:34 PM, Dec 27, 2009   |    comments
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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- A 2-year old child has died after being
struck by a van in the driveway of the Cherokee county home where she was living.

A spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff said Marilynd Duty
was playing in the driveway around noon when 36-year-old Mario Viera, of Woodstock, ran her over.

The girl was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where she
later died.

Police say the child, along with two of her siblings, has been
living at the residence with guardians, Cheryl and Sid Anderson
since August, said police.

Viera is the Andersons' son-in-law.

The Andersons were granted legal guardianship of the children
the Cherokee County Probate Court earlier this year.

The sheriff's office is investigating. No charges have been

Associated Press

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