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No charges filed in death of 8-year-old boy killed by pickup driver

1:53 AM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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CARROLLTON, Ga. -- No charges have been filed in the death of an 8-year-old boy killed by the driver of a pickup truck in downtown Carrollton Saturday evening.

Police have identified the victim as William Randall Garrett of Carrollton.

It happened just after 7:30 p.m. on Newnan Street on the Adamson Square.

Garrett's father William and his brother had just picked up a to-go order from a local restaurant. 

Timothy Perry, 20, of Carrollton was driving his Ford 150 pickup when he hit Garrett.

Police say Perry stopped immediately and is cooperating with investigators.  Officers do not believe alcohol was involved. 

Garrett was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

NOTE: Initially, police told the media the victim was 5 years old. According to Captain Jamison Sailors that information was obtained from the hospital and turned out to be incorrect.

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