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8-year-old killed by truck debris on I-20

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An 8-year-old was killed after a piece of a tractor-trailer truck's transmission struck a vehicle on Interstate 20 on Wednesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol. An 8-year-old was killed after a piece of a tractor-trailer truck's transmission struck a vehicle on Interstate 20 on Wednesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Cameron McIlwain was killed by truck debris on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Cameron McIlwain was killed by truck debris on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
Jameka Malone was injured and her son killed in an accident on I-20. Jameka Malone was injured and her son killed in an accident on I-20.
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An 8-year-old child was killed after a piece of a tractor-trailer truck's transmission struck a vehicle on Interstate 20 on Wednesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Troopers said that the truck dropped its transmission, which broke into several pieces, some of which went over the wall and struck a vehicle in the westbound lane. The piece went though the windshield of a Chevrolet Trailblazer, struck the driver on the arm and then struck and killed 8-year-old Cameron McIlwain.

The driver, Jameka Nicole Malone, 29, of Decatur, was able to pull the vehicle to a stop. Malone was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where her arm was amputated below the elbow, according to GSP officials.

An infant passenger, 19-month-old Kanary Malone, was treated for minor cuts from glass.

Police identified the driver as 52-year-old David Washington of Atlanta.

Any charges are pending completion of the investigation, according to police.

Officials said that three other vehicles were struck by debris, but there were no injuries reported in those instances.

Investigators closed I-20 in both directions for two hours as they reconstructed the scene. The lanes were opened shortly after 10 p.m.

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