Hit-and-Run Accident Tragically Kills One in Covington, Georgia Police Investigating
COVINGTON, GA –According to an online news report at covnews.com, a woman from Social Circle, Georgia tragically died after being pulled from life support following a hit-and-run accident in Covington, Georgia.*
According to the Covington Police Department’s news release, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Cannon Street and West Street after receiving a report of an accident involving two pedestrians. There were two female pedestrians who were trying to go across West Street when a vehicle came over a hill and hit into both of them. The vehicle then fled the scene of the accident.
Per the news report, a woman, aged 39, was still on the roadway when police arrived on the scene. She was transported to an area hospital where she was listed in critical condition. The other woman, a 36-year-old from Covington, Georgia sustained injuries as well, and as such, was taken to another area hospital for treatment.
The Newton County Coroner confirmed that the 39-year-old was removed from life support and passed away due to the extent of her injuries following the accident. The coroner indicates that he has consulted with the Georgia’s medical examiner’s office to find out more as to the cause and manner of the woman’s death.
The matter is being investigated as a homicide.
As stated by the captain of the Covington Police Department, "[w]e would like the people responsible for this act to come forward immediately. There are so many people that cut through West Street because of congestion. These are people who are not usually from Covington. We don't know at this time if we're dealing with somebody local, or just passing through."
The Georgia State Patrol and the Covington Police Department are jointly investigating the accident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the CPD at 770-786-7605 or the GSP Post 46 (Monroe) at 770-464-1800. Information can also be submitted online anonymously at http://www.covingtonpolice.com/divisions/criminal/anonymous-tips.aspx.
Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes. To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.
* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.