Flying truck parts kill boy on Atlanta highway
ATLANTA (AP) - July 12, 2012 (WPVI) -- Authorities say an 8-year-old boy was killed and his mother lost part of an arm when engine parts fell off an oncoming semitrailer and crashed through the windshield of their SUV near downtown Atlanta.
Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said the truck was headed east when parts of its transmission came off and went across the median, striking the west-bound Chevrolet Blazer on Wednesday night.
Wright tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the debris went through the windshield, striking driver Jameka French of Decatur and her son, Cameron Mcilwain, who was in the back seat.
Authorities say French was able to bring her vehicle to a stop near the median wall. The 29-year-old French was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where her arm was amputated below the elbow.
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