13-year-old hit and killed by a car

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A 13-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car while running from a dog.

Richmond County Deputies said the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the 3500 block of Milledgeville Road.

Traffic investigators learned that 13-year-old Demonta Collins was running from a dog. Collins ran from the dirt and grass area on the right/west side of Milledgeville Road into the cars path causing the vehicle to strike him.

He was transferred to GRU for medical injuries. Dr. Hawkins of GRU said the teen died at 7:15.

The driver of the 2001 blue Acura has not been cited at this time. Robyn Gledhill, owner of the dog that was chasing Collins, was issued a citation for a violation of the State Leash Law.

This investigation is ongoing.