Woman Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Dekalb County, Georgia
DEKALB COUNTY. GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a driver struck and killed a 68-year-old woman in Dekalb County earlier this week. The driver then fled the scene of the fatal accident. Police are now searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed the grandmother while she was on her way home from work.*
Reports indicate that the victim was crossing Covington Highway in the evening after completing her workday at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, where she had worked for over three decades when she was hit by a vehicle.
Police reports say that the impact threw the woman over 50 feet. She landed on the pavement.
The woman's family is devastated by the loss and frustrated by the lack of answers. A witness informed the Police that the vehicle involved was a white sedan. Later reports indicated that officers are searching for a Hyundai Genesis. The newer model vehicle is damaged on the front passenger side. Part of the bumper is missing, and the right headlight is broken.
Police are asking for anyone with information to contact the Dekalb Police.
Pedestrians are often the victims in hit-and-run crashes. Much of the time, the drivers are drunk, on drugs, driving without a license, or possibly have a warrant out for their arrest.
Fleeing the scene of an accident is s serious crime that can be charged as a felony when the driver caused severe harm or death. While the punishments for fleeing the scene are harsh, they do not manage to deter many drivers who are hoping to avoid being caught or facing charges at all. Unfortunately, many of these drivers do get away without ever being arrested. Especially in the case of pedestrian accidents, drivers may flee without leaving much evidence behind. Witnesses are crucial in finding these suspects.
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