2-Year-Old Killed Outside Ga. McDonald’s
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COVINGTON, Ga — A man accused of driving a car that struck two sisters and their three small children outside a McDonald’s restaurant hit them intentionally, authorities said Wednesday. One of the children died later Wednesday at a hospital, a relative said.
“There was clear intent to injure the people. It was obvious,” Police Chief Stacey Cotton said. “This was absolutely not an accident.”
The car on Tuesday struck the five, hit the restaurant, then backed up and hit them, police said. All five were hospitalized.
Avery Nicole King, 2, who had been in critical condition, died Wednesday afternoon at an Atlanta hospital, said her uncle, Paul Casola.
McDonald’s worker Ryan Boldman-Snyder was outside on a break when the attack happened and said the driver was “smiling the whole time.”
There was no apparent connection between the victims and Barnes, and authorities have no motive, Cotton said.
“I’ve seen some pretty heinous things occur, but nothing like this with no explanation,” Cotton said. “That’s the strange thing. That’s the big question mark: Why?”
(Posted on May 25, 2006)
Victim Stephanie Casola.