Man arrested, charged in fatal hit-and-run of autistic Acworth 7-year-old

ACWORTH, Ga. — Cobb County police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 7-year-old with autism.

Police said the accident happened on New McEver Road in Acworth around 10:15 p.m. after the child slipped out of her home without her parents noticing.

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Investigators say that the child slipped out of the house without her parents knowing.

That’s when they say she was hit by a car driven by 47-year-old David Ngugi. Investigators say Ngugi fled the scene after hitting the girl.

The child was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Police say that video evidence provided to them helped identify and track down Ngugi.

He is currently being held in the Cobb County Detention Facility on a hit and run charge.

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