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UPDATED ON 6: Memorial Fund Set Up For Family Of Teen Killed After Being Hit By Car

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Augusta, GA - ***UPDATED at 5:56 P.M. on Tuesday, April 15th***

A memorial fund has been set up for the family of a 13-year-old who died after being hit by a car last week

Demonta Collins was stuck and killed last week while reportedly running from a dog. His mother has been struggling with health issues and needs help to help with funeral and burial expenses.

Donations can be made online here.

Local Donations can be made at any Regions Bank. Just ask for the Demonta Collins Memorial Fund.


***POSTED at 9:42 P.M. on Thursday, April 10th***

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville Road while reportedly running from a dog.

Demonta Collins was struck around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division deputies responded to the 3500 block of Milledgeville Road in reference to a Traffic Accident with serious injuries. On the scene, investigators learned that Collins was struck by a vehicle while running from a dog. Collins reportedly ran from the dirt and grass area on the right/west side of the road into a vehicle’s path, causing the vehicle to strike him.

Collins was transferred to Georgia Regents Medical Center for medical injuries. He later died from those injuries.

The driver of a 2001 blue Acura that struck Collins has not been cited at this time.

Robyn Gledhill, the owner of the dog, named “Shadow”, was issued a citation for a violation of Georgia's State Leash Law.

This investigation is ongoing and more details will be provided as they become available.
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