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Driver faces charge in death of Thomson pupil

Boy, 8, was struck, fatally injured last October on way to school bus

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 11:48 AM
Last updated 10:03 PM
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THOMSON — The driver in an accident that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Thomson boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failing to stop for a school bus loading or unloading, according to Gordy Wright of the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office.

On Oct. 19, 2010, Wayman Brown, 51, of the 200 block of Dunn Street, struck Cassius Walker with his 1984 Chevrolet S-10 pickup.

Cassius, a third-grader at Thomson Elementary School, was crossing Mesena Road to board his school bus when the accident occurred.

He was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and remained in critical condition for more than a week. He died Oct. 27 from injuries sustained in the accident.

Shortly after the incident, the investigation was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Reconstructive Collision Team in Gainesville.

The SRCT report from the crash investigation will be presented to the solicitor for prosecution, Wright said.

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nothin2show4it 01/14/12 - 12:19 pm
So now we know what the state

So now we know what the state of Georgia thinks about killing a child at a bus stop. The man could have been charged wit first-degree but they didn't want to charge him with a felony.

Asitisinaug 01/14/12 - 11:44 pm
nothin2show4it, do you really

nothin2show4it, do you really think the DA could prove intent?

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