2 juveniles hit by car on Peach Orchard Road

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 7:45 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 1:20 AM
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A 5-year-old boy is dead after he and his teenage sister were hit by a car as they tried to run across Peach Orchard Road.

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The car that fatally struck a 5-year-old boy Monday night.  SUMMER MOORE/STAFF
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The car that fatally struck a 5-year-old boy Monday night.

Kyron J. Doleman and his sister, Tyrah Doleman, 13, were crossing the road about 7:30 p.m. Monday near Bungalow Road to look for their 9-year-old brother while an older brother was shopping at Kervin’s Corner. The children were sent to the store by their mother, said Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Prickett.

Kyron and Tyrah stepped into the road near Kervin’s Corner on the north side of Peach Orchard Road, headed for the south side, and had almost made it across when they were struck by a brown Xterra driven by Brian O’Neill, 33, of Martinez. He will not be charged because the children were not at a crosswalk and darted into traffic, Prickett said.

Tyrah told Prickett she thought they could make it across, he said.

Both children were taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where Kyron died. Tyrah was in the intensive care unit Monday night, but her condition was unknown, according to deputy coroner Johnny McDonald.

Prickett said Kyron is the 12th pedestrian killed in Richmond County this year, and the 41st traffic fatality. Both numbers are higher than normal, he said.

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b.carroll203@comcast.net
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b.carroll203@comcast.net 12/17/12 - 09:25 pm
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praying

praying for the families

notsurprised
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notsurprised 12/17/12 - 09:53 pm
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heart breaking

hits close to home as i have 2 of the exact same age under my roof. prayers for the families.

r
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r 12/17/12 - 10:16 pm
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Praying

So sad seems to be so much sadness right her at Christmas. So many children. May God wrap his arms around these families.

allhans
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allhans 12/17/12 - 10:28 pm
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How simply dreadful. God be

How simply dreadful. God be with all involved.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/18/12 - 12:03 am
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Tragedy

I, too, offer my prayers and condolences to the family. Peach Orchard Road is a heavy traffic area. Don't try to run across that road, especially after dark.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/18/12 - 06:32 am
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God bless Kyron's soul
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and bless Tyrah and Mr. O'Neill for what they are going through.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/18/12 - 09:58 am
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Sad to see it happen

My prayers to the family.

We all must remember to teach the kids to use the crosswalks.
Shortcuts in traffic kill.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/18/12 - 11:13 am
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I'm sorry for the children

I'm sorry for the children and the driver of the car. Sending your children out after dark to cross a major highway is nothing short of parental negligence.

soitgoes
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soitgoes 12/18/12 - 03:00 pm
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senseless

such a tragedy

karlsruhe13
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karlsruhe13 12/18/12 - 03:23 pm
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You see, let's legistlate to
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You see, let's legistlate to remove all vehicles from our streets to keep our negleted children safe. The 12th pedestrian killed in Richmond County this year, and the 41st traffic fatality? Cars are too dangerous to be transitting our streets. Let's also form a vigil to show the world that we are concerned about so many criminal vehicles. We can always use our dependable city bus system. I've never heard of a city bus killing anyone. After all, a driver's license is not a right, it is a privilege given to us by the state. Owning a weapon, well, that's is a right protected under the U.S. Constitution.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 12/18/12 - 03:31 pm
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God Bless these children.
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God Bless these children. Hearing of such purely preventable accidents that cause death to children just enrages me. I would NEVER send children to cross such a road let alone when it is so dark outside and any parent that would deserves punishment from the law.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/18/12 - 05:44 pm
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This

should never have happened....Period.

Another lose child due to.......Prayers Given.

catawba7
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catawba7 12/18/12 - 07:28 pm
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When will adults parent?

When will adults who make a child wake up and parent the child? The mother should never send a child to do their job. It is dark, bad things are happening to children every day. Leave the 13 year old at home with the children and you get up off your lazy self and do your job as a parent and go and look for the missing child. If a child is out at night (9 yrs. old), you are to blame...you are the parent. Now, you have a dead child, another injured and a driver of a car who must live with this death the rest of ther lives...make so so angry. God have mercy on the children.

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