Floyd County police are investigating the death of the child, who was pronounced dead at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday. Her name had not been released late Monday as the investigation into the cause of death was still ongoing.
According to Jerome Poole, spokesman for the Floyd County Police Department, the child was at the residence at the intersection when a family member left the home and took her to a neighbor to get help.
Family members told police they thought the child was experiencing a seizure, Poole said.
Spriggs was on his way to Polk County to do some concrete work for the state when he was flagged down by a man who said he didn’t know CPR. Working for the state, Spriggs said he is required to take a CPR course every year.
He tried to revive the girl before emergency crews arrived.
“It’s just hard to take,” Spriggs said. “I have seven grandchildren.”
The cause of death was unknown Monday and an autopsy was scheduled to be conducted today at the state crime lab in Atlanta, according to Floyd County Coroner Barry Henderson.