Police: Parents in Georgia arrested after 7-year-old hit, killed; children left alone for hours

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Parents in Clayton County, Georgia, have been arrested after their 7-year-old daughter was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month.

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According to a news release from the Clayton County Police Department, on September 4 just after 2 a.m., Keymoriona Williams, 7, was seen on video walking in front of a hotel parking lot, and about 10 minutes later, she was seen leaving the parking lot. She was then hit by a car and later died. CCPD said that the video showed that the girl’s parents left her and other children alone for around four hours.

Officers arrived at the scene to investigate the crash and began knocking on doors to find Keymoriona’s parents, according to CCPD. They eventually knocked on doors at two hotels in the area, and one of the doors was left open. Officers apparently found two 9-year-olds asleep inside the room. Officers spoke with them and learned that they were left in the room by themselves with Keymoriona.

CCPD said they eventually made contact with the parents, Christal Williams, 33, and Jordan Wint, 36. They were both asked to come to the scene of the accident.

CCPD said that Williams and Wint had left the children in the hotel room to deliver food. They told investigators that they left a cellphone with the children in case of emergency. The Division of Family & Children Services Georgia removed the other two children from the parents, according to CCPD. Both children have been placed with a family in another state after investigators learned that Williams and Wint had allegedly used drugs recently and other circumstances.

Warrants were obtained on Tuesday for Williams and Wint, according to CCPD.

Williams and Wint have both been arrested and charged with cruelty to children, contributing to the deprivation of a minor and reckless conduct, according to WSB-TV.

According to WSB-TV, it remains unknown who struck and killed Keymoriona.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.

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