UPDATE: 5 year-old dies after being struck by car in Richmond County

UPDATE: 5 year-old dies after being struck by car in Richmond County

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - UPDATE: A 5 year-old boy has died after being hit by a car last week in Richmond County.

The Coroner says Jeremiah Douse of Hephzibah passed away on Monday afternoon in the hospital.  Investigators say on December 23, Douse and his Uncle tried to cross Tobacco Road at Raintree Drive.  They reportedly stepped into the path of a Ford F-150.  The Coroner says Douse died from multiple blunt injuries and an autopsy will not be done.  No word yet on the condition of the boy's Uncle.

The Coroner's Office and the Sheriff's Department are investigating the death.

One man and a child are in the hospital after being struck by a car in Richmond County on Saturday night.

The Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 7:50 p.m., when the two pedestrians attempted to cross Tobacco Road near Raintree.  They were taken to the hospital for treatment.  Their conditions are not known.  The relationship between the adults and child is not clear as of now.

Charges have not been filed against the driver of the car.

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