Pedestrian Tragically Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident in Covington, Georgia
COVINGTON, GA – According to an online news report at rockdalenewtoncitizen.com, a driver that struck two women, causing the death of one of them, may be charged with vehicular homicide. The local police are looking to the public to help identify the hit-and-run driver.*
The deceased woman, aged 39, from Social Circle, Georgia, was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Atlanta however, she later died to the extent of her injuries. The other female, a 36-year-old woman, from Covington, Georgia, sustained injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The accident happened in the nighttime hours earlier this week. Both of the women were trying to go across West Street when an automobile got to the top of a hill and hit them. The driver then fled the scene, leaving the two women for dead.
The Georgia State Patrol as well as the Covington Police Department are jointly investigating the accident. They are requesting help from the public to identify the hit-and-run driver. If you have any information about the accident, contact the Covington Police Department at 700-786-7605 or the Georgia State Patrol Post 46 (Monroe) at 770-464-1800.
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