A child was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Murray County on Friday morning.

It happened shortly before 7:15 a.m. on Chatsworth Highway near the intersection of Grand Prix Boulevard.

The Georgia State Patrol says a 16-year-old male driver hit a Nissan Versa from behind, causing the Versa to hit the Hyundai Elantra that was in front of it.

State troopers say the passenger of the Versa, 7-year-old Avery Lee Dotson, died from his injuries.

Troopers are trying to figure out what caused the crash and say the investigation is ongoing.

It’s unclear if any charges will be filed at this time.

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