LITHONIA, Ga. -- A 7-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle while crossing the street was identified Monday afternoon.
Cameron Dunmore was crossing the street in a crosswalk in front of Princeton Elementary School on South Deshon Road in Lithonia.
Police said Shirley Ogilvie, 40, struck and killed Cameron. Ogilvie had her own child in the car when it happened. Officers said she was visibly upset after the incident.
Officers said the crossing guard had traffic stopped in both directions, but for some reason, Ogilvie did not stop.
Cameron later died at Hillandale Medical Center.
Linda Smith, Cameron's grandmother, said his teenage sister always walked her little brother part of the way to school. She would stop on one side to catch the bus and he would walk across the street to his school. Monday morning though, he didn't make it.
"She never stopped. She never stopped. She just kept going and she hit him," said Smith
Smith said Cameron was a bright little boy.
At just seven years old, he was already in the third grade in the gifted program.
“This morning, he said, ‘Granny, can I have some chocolate?’ I said, ‘Cameron, you don't have time. You're running late.’ And I said, ‘Take it and your teacher will let you have it later.’ And it was never later,” said Smith.
Smith said the county had a traffic light installed as Princeton Elementary was being built, but took it down saying it wasn't necessary.
Monday afternoon, school administrators personally escorted children across South Deshon.
Police officers ran radar, pulling over speeders.
Smith says she doesn't want the woman who killed her grandson to go to jail.
"I don't always think jail, incarceration, is the best solution. She didn't do a hideous thing. It was just a terrible thing, I think, this morning unfortunately for my grandson,” said Smith.
She thinks instead, Ogilvie should do community service.
Neighbors have stopped by all afternoon, bringing teddy bears and flowers to the spot where Cameron was killed.
Ciaira Odum, a neighbor of Cameron's, said she was crushed when she heard the news.
"People don't pay attention as much as they should, and it was very crushing to hear that, especially to get over here and see it and I live so close," said Odum. "I know it had to be heartbreaking to be involved in something like that."
Officers said Ogilvie faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and failure to yield to a child in a crosswalk.