3-Year Old Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Atmore

October 31, 2019

A young child was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Atmore.

It happened in the Fillmore Drive driveway entrance to the the Lil’ Angels daycare located directly across from Rachel Patterson Elementary School on Rockaway Creek Road.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said the 3-year old was hit by a vehicle driven by a teenage sibling. When officers arrived at the daycare, the child was found in the driveway and pronounced deceased at the scene by medics.

“According to witnesses at the scene, a female was seen exiting the daycare and began walking to a vehicle. Witnesses said two small children followed behind her and when the vehicle began moving, one of the children was struck. The other child was not injured,” Brooks said.

The driver of the vehicle was later identified as the child’s 15-year old sister.

Brooks stressed that the accident was in no way related to Halloween or trick-or-treating.

Names have not been released. The accident remained under investigation Thursday night.

Editor’s note: The age of the child has been updated to 3; police first stated on scene that the child was believed to be 4-years old.

Pictured top: The vehicle that struck and killed a 3-year old child Thursday night in Atmore. Pictured below: Officers investigate the accident at the rear entrance to the Lil’ Angels Daycare. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “3-Year Old Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Atmore”

  1. Arthur M Grubbs on November 1st, 2019 2:10 pm

    Philippians 4:17
    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
    shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Some things that happen on this earth we will never understanding, but we can still call out for the peace of the God who does.

  2. Cynthia Walsh on November 1st, 2019 11:26 am

    This is by far the most heartbreaking news! My heart shatters for the little angel and the darling teenager who will most certainly struggle from the trauma of this accident the rest of her life. The thought of this young girls struggles is simply the saddest thing I could imagine. I pray God surrounds this this young girl and her family with healing angels and they can somehow have moments where they can reflect on the happy moments with the little one to get them through their darkest days of grief.

  3. Don on November 1st, 2019 10:01 am

    It’s responses like this that make me love you guys. Certainly lifting this family up in prayer.

  4. Bewildered on November 1st, 2019 9:13 am

    very sad! Not only the teen driver, the supervising adult in the car will also have to live with regrets and guilt.

  5. Kevin Wiggins on October 31st, 2019 11:04 pm

    I pray that God comforts this family

  6. Kevin Wiggins on October 31st, 2019 11:03 pm

    I pray that God comforts this family

  7. Kelly on October 31st, 2019 10:47 pm

    Praying for the family

  8. David Huie Green on October 31st, 2019 10:01 pm

    Every parent’s fear. Very sad.

  9. lecial v gravitt on October 31st, 2019 9:16 pm

    this is aweful may this sweet baby rest in peace now and angel in heaven praying for the family

  10. Dani Ingersoll on October 31st, 2019 9:10 pm

    Oh dear god this teenager may never get over hitting and killing their sibling. I will be praying for the family to have strength, forgiveness and courage as they all struggle with what happened. God bless them all.

  11. Mary on October 31st, 2019 8:58 pm

    Lord have mercy & give comfort to this family!