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Man accused of leaving kids after crash arrested

Robert Nelson Wood Robert Nelson Wood

CEDARTOWN, GA. (AP) - Authorities say they've apprehended a man accused of pulling two children out of his vehicle after he crashed it and then leaving the kids at the scene of the wreck.

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State patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says 1 of the children, a 6-year-old boy, later died at a hospital. A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured in the one-car wreck along Tallapoosa Highway near Cedartown Sunday morning.

Wright says a witness told troopers the driver, 42-year-old Robert Nelson Wood of Tallapoosa, pulled two children from the car and ran away.

The state patrol said he was found about three-quarters of a mile from the crash site after a manhunt for him. It wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney.

The girl was being treated at a hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

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