Man, Dog Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Barrow County, Georgia
BARROW COUNTY, GA. – A man and his dog were killed in a hit-and-run vehicle crash in Barrow County, Georgia, according to an online news story from wsbtv.com. The man and his dog were almost home from a walk when the crash occurred.*
66-year-old Mr. Barnes and his dog were on their daily walk in Statham, Georgia. They were almost home on Jefferson Road, when a vehicle ran off the road and hit them. The driver of the vehicle then drove away. Both Barnes and the dog tragically died at the scene.
A neighbor witnessed the crash from a window of her house and reported what she saw to authorities.
“I was so shocked seeing him laying there because he walks that dog every day,” the neighbor, Jean Stephens, said.
The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office believes the vehicle is a gray or silver Infiniti, possibly a G-35 or G-36. Deputies say the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and drove about six feet off the roadway, where Barnes and his dog were walking.
Ms. Brown, who is a relative of Barnes, said she was in a state of shock and wanted the driver to come forward.
“They didn’t even have the courtesy to stop to see if he was breathing,” Brown said. “They kept going. All I want them to do, just turn themselves in. Turn themselves in.”
Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle is encouraged to contact the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.
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