A 17-month-old died after a hit-and-run in Laurens County on Sunday night.
Ay’Vah Tierani Samuel, who was struck by a pickup truck shortly before 6 p.m., died of her injuries at a nearby hospital.
Adrian Daniel Brown, 33, of 1316 Sandy Springs Road, Laurens, was charged with two counts of leaving the scene with injury and one count each of leaving the scene with death and driving under suspension.
Brown was driving west along Bellview Church Road in Laurens when he struck Ay’Vah and two other pedestrians with his 1996 Dodge pickup truck, Trooper Joe Hovis with the state Highway Patrol said.
Ay’Vah died at Laurens County Hospital, where the other two pedestrians — ages 20 and 15 — were also taken for treatment.
In addition to Highway Patrol and the Coroner’s Office, the State Law Enforcement Division’s Child Fatality Unit is investigating.