Police ID make, model of car that killed 4-year-old in hit-and-run

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police have identified the make and model of the vehicle that hit and killed a child walking to school last week.

Lun Thang, 4, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she was walking to school with her mother on Oct. 18.

"It's so hard for our family my heart is so broken it is terrible," Thang's mother spoke to Channel 2's Liz Artz for the first time on camera on Thursday.


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DeKalb County police said they are looking for a 2000- 2001 charcoal grey, 4-door Toyota Camry.

The make and model were determined by paint chips left at the scene, as well as the lens from the passenger side headlight.

The vehicle will have damage to he right front-end and the headlight may still illuminate, but at a decreased level, police said.

Police told Artz the driver, who may have tried to have the vehicle repaired, faces a number of charges.

Lun Thang's mother asked the public to pray for the driver, the person who struck her little girl as she walked to school with her aunt, older sister and cousin.

"We pray for him," she said.

Thang’s mother told us Lun Thang's older sister and cousin, who witnessed this horrific scene, have not wanted to go back to school. Lun Thang's aunt was there that day walking the kids to school.

"Mommy, I don't want to go anymore I'm so scared for this road so we don't want to go anymore," she said.

 

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