[UPDATED] Child Dies After Being Hit by a Passing Truck Friday Afternoon

By: WCTV Staff Email
By: WCTV Staff Email

(Updated 11/8/10 at 3:43 PM)

Eastside Elementary School in Cairo is remembering a student who died after being hit by a truck.

Emely Trejo died Saturday night from injuries she sustained after a pick-up truck hit her on Mathis Road Friday afternoon (11/5).

Now, the 9-year-old's teachers and classmates are offering their support to the Trejo family, and remembering a child who, they say, was 'extraordinary'.

Trejo's 4th grade homeroom teacher, Amanda Ellis told us Emely was 'such a special, special child'.

People who knew Trejo say the thing they will remember about her most was her radiant smile.

Says 4th grade math teacher Lee Harrell, "When her name is mentioned, I always smile, and that's because she was always smiling. And as I've talked to the students -- or, rather, the students have talked to me today -- that's something that they've always brought up ... she always smiled."

Georgia State Patrol says the driver who hit Trejo was not breaking any traffic laws, and they are calling this case a 'tragic accident.'

No charges have been filed at this time, and details about funeral arrangements have not yet been released.

Georgia State Patrol says 9-year-old Emely Trejo was crossing Mathis Road in Grady County to get the mail as her parents waited in their driveway. They say as she stepped into the road, an elderly man driving west hit her.

Family members say Trejo was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she was listed in 'very critical' condition yesterday (11/6) afternoon. They say she was taken off life support machines last night and passed away.

GSP says the elderly driver wasn't breaking any traffic laws, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Family members say they will remember Trejo as the "baby" of the family. They say they are still in shock, and that it hasn't hit them yet that she is gone.

We will keep you updated with more information on funeral arrangements and services as we receive it..

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  • by asia Location: United States on May 24, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    i lovedd thiss girl
  • by asia Location: United States on May 24, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    i lovedd thiss girl
  • by javian Location: thomasville on Nov 21, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    Emely has always been like a sister to me.Emely was sweet and kind and always smart
  • by Jessica Trejo Location: Harlingen tx on Nov 16, 2010 at 02:59 PM
    I am ver sadd she was my baby cousin i loved her so but right now im very depressed and im telling the truth she is my cousin my mom is her aunt my uncle is very depressed even my aunt she calls out emely bente para dentro - emely go inside every day and some of it is fake her mom was with her and her dad was working i really miss her R.IP. emely i will miss you my favorite cousin in the world :(
  • by Leya Location: Thomasville, GA on Nov 10, 2010 at 08:37 PM
    My heart goes out to the Trejo Family they are very nice people. I pray that through this pain that someday they will find understanding. It is a hard to lose a child, sister, or family member. Remeber that it not your fault at all. God has a plan for us all and sometimes we don't understand why such tragic things like this can happen. But to the family just remember their will be days and moments of extreme sadness and hurt, but keep praying and asking God to give you understanding and peace. Love one another and keep each other close. I am praying for you all.
  • by Kelly Location: Cairo on Nov 10, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    Bless The TREJO's hearts. Seeing this and knowing you guys decided to save another life by donating her heart, has stopped me in my tracks today. Hilda, and all the others of this family, YOU HAVE ALOT OF LOVE ON MATHIS ROAD, we love you all and we pray for you all every minute of every day! God Bless you all for saving another child with Emily's heart!!!
  • by Cousin Location: Dothan Al on Nov 10, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    Yes The family IS on this site. I want to let you know that danger is everywhere and sometimes you cant just hide from it. It will get you by surprise. Theres times that no matter how well you take care of your child something always happens. For ex, you could be watching your child play in the park with her lil friends from a distance. Little kids like to run and jump around. She could be running and just fall probably even hit her head on something. My uncle and aunt took really good care of Emely. I dont want to put fault on anyone but when you see a child on the road its obvious that you need to slow down. YES she didnt look before crossing the road but who doesnt slow down for a child? Anonymous Nov 9 at 4:56PM your child could be kidnapped at a park even taken from you by force. No matter how good you take care of someone your destiny is already chosen. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Only God can Judge Us! Emely's heart was donated. She saved a life. I love you Emely
  • by anotherAnon on Nov 9, 2010 at 07:27 PM
    @Anonymous at 4:22. just because your daddy had boundary issues in your bedroom and slapped your mommy all the way around the trailer park after his drunk cavorting with you doesn't give you the right to say anything about someone else's parents.
  • by Mero Mero Location: Cairo on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    Yall people are crazy and you need GOD, because if that was your child. You would be reaching out to the community for there prayers, love, and support during your time of mourning. I don't believe this is a lesson to be learned. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. My heart goes out to the Trejos Family.
  • by Friend Location: Cairo on Nov 9, 2010 at 02:33 PM
    The Trejos are wonderful parents who deeply love their children and are proud of them for their many accomplishments. They have parented 5 responsible, caring children with high expectations for themselves. The children's work ethic in the community and school is exemplary. God Bless the Trejos.
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