Police in Smyrna, Georgia, Trying to Identify Suspect, Victim of Hit-and-Run
SMYRNA, GA. – Police in Smyrna, Georgia, are trying to identify the suspect and the victim of a deadly hit-and-run crash, according to a news report posted online at ajc.com. The crash occurred on January 17, when a vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian on South Cobb Drive.*
The accident occurred in the early morning on January 17 in Smyrna. A vehicle traveling south on South Cobb Drive struck a pedestrian at the intersection with Ask Kay Drive. It is not clear if the pedestrian was walking on the side of the road or was attempting to cross the road.
The pedestrian died from his injuries, and the Smyrna Police Department is having trouble identifying him. He has been described only as a man in his 50s and 60s. He was wearing dark pants and a blue hooded sweatshirt. Officers said the man also had on his person a keyring containing a Boost Mobile lanyard.
The driver of the vehicle left the scene after the crash and was last observed driving south on South Cobb Road. Police say the vehicle was a white Chevrolet Silverado, likely an early 2000s model. The pickup truck had significant damage to the driver’s side and a tool box in the bed. It is not clear if the damage was caused by this crash or an unrelated incident.
Police were also able to tell from photos obtained from the scene that the pickup has a front license plate that says “USA-1” in an American flag print. The license tag is from Georgia, and the plate number is either RFM369 or RFN369. The driver is believed to be a male in his 20s or 30s.
Anyone who can provide information about the victim or the driver is encouraged to immediately call the Smyrna Police Department at (770) 434-6666.
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