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Anthony Cruz

COVINGTON — A 12-year-old boy, Anthony Cruz, was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night while riding his bicycle on Ga. Highway 81 near Lakeside Drive, southwest of Porterdale.

According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Cortney Morrison, the accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver who struck him stayed at the accident site and waited on deputies to arrive. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the accident.

Cruz’s family lives on Lakeside Drive. According to posts on a GoFundMe site to raise money for his funeral, Cruz was a sixth-grade student at Liberty Middle School and was an active RYSA-Conyers soccer player.

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I've worked in community newspapers for 30 years, including Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016. Started as Senior Reporter at the Jackson Progress-Argus in December 2019.

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