DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County family is mourning a 5-year-old boy killed after being struck by a car Tuesday afternoon.
Robert Love was a kindergarten student at Midway Elementary School. His uncle told Channel 2’s Alina Machado the boy loved going to school and had big dreams.
“He wanted to do so much,” said E. Harris. “He wanted to play football. It’s sad to see that this happened.”
DeKalb County police said Love was walking home inside the Kensington Station apartment complex when he was hit and killed by a vehicle.
“I heard a lot of screaming and hollering,” said Preston Perkins, a neighbor who lives at the complex. “I seen a lot of people running towards the scene, so I ran over there, trying to see what was going on and I saw him lying down on the ground, with blood and stuff.”
News Chopper 2 flew over a FedEx truck at the scene, and authorities said they are working to determine if the FedEx truck hit the child or if there was another vehicle involved. The boy’s family would not comment on what they think happened.
“We’ll let that be taken care of through the police,” said Harris.
Meanwhile, the family is focusing instead on making funeral arrangements and preparing to say goodbye to Love.
“He was a good kid, always smiling, excited,” said Harris. “It’s a tragedy what happened to him because he was just coming home from school, you know, doing the right thing.”
The investigation continues. It is unclear if any charges will be filed.