9-year-old girl hit by car dies

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A 9-year-old Aiken girl hit by a car while trying to cross a street Friday night has died.

Shakayla Watkins was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia. She died from multiple body trauma, according to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

Shakayla was returning from a football scrimmage at Aiken High School with her sister and other friends when she attempted to cross Laurens Street in Aiken, according to authorities. She was struck by a 1997 Ford that was traveling north on Laurens. The accident happened at 8:32 pm. No one else was injured.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office are investigating the incident. There are no charges pending against the driver of the vehicle, according to a coroner’s office release.

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Nammy3 08/08/09 - 03:36 pm
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Sorry to see that. God Bless

Sorry to see that. God Bless her family and friends. Sad. )':

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charliemanson 08/08/09 - 04:02 pm
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Condolences to the family.

Condolences to the family.

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skyking1 08/08/09 - 04:09 pm
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Condolences

Condolences

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 08/08/09 - 04:32 pm
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Awww man...so sad..God Be

Awww man...so sad..God Be With Her Family.

anotherday
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anotherday 08/08/09 - 05:34 pm
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God Bless her family,

God Bless her family, friends, and the driver.

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FallingLeaves 08/08/09 - 05:40 pm
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:-(

:-(

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blazestr 08/08/09 - 06:04 pm
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Where were her friends when

Where were her friends when she got hit? Did they stay to the side and let her walk across by her self? It's a shame that this happened. God Bless her family.

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nofrills 08/08/09 - 06:07 pm
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i hate hearing a child has

i hate hearing a child has died, may god bless the family!

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JohnQPublic 08/08/09 - 08:52 pm
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This is too sad. There are

This is too sad. There are so many accidents in the Aiken area. Slow down folks!

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snickers123 08/08/09 - 09:29 pm
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So sad!!May god bless this

So sad!!May god bless this family.

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Ole School 08/08/09 - 11:27 pm
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The Little girl has gone home

The Little girl has gone home , God giver her family strength

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