Memorial fund started for 5-year-old killed at Atlanta restaurant

Memorial fund started for 5-year-old killed at Atlanta restaurant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The family of a Charlotte boy who was killed at a popular restaurant in Atlanta released another statement Tuesday, as well as details about a fund started in his name.

Charlie Holt was the sweetest, most accepting, and lovable child who had a hug for everyone. He never met a person or an animal whom he did not immediately love. Everyone was his friend. His thirst for knowledge and adventure was infectious. Everyone so loved sweet little Charlie. In lieu of flowers and to honor him, the Charlie Holt Memorial Fund has been established to preserve his memory and to allow children to fulfill the dreams that Charlie himself was unable to experience.

The family said contributions to the fund could be mailed to the following:

The Charlie Holt Memorial Fund
Towne Bank
5806 Harbourview Blvd, Suite 201
Suffolk, VA 23435

Charlie was killed Friday at the Sun Dial Restaurant, which is known for rotating on top of the Westin Hotel.

According to police, Charlie wandered off a few feet from his parents and got lodged between the rotating floor and a wall.

The rotating floor automatically shut off, and an ambulance was called, but it was too late. Charlie died at short time later at the hospital.

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