Georgia Family Still Searching for Driver Involved in Fatal July 2018 Hit-and-Run
CUTHBERT, GA. – According to a news story published online at wrbl.com, a Georgia family is still searching for the driver involved in a fatal July 2018 hit-and-run collision. The driver hit and killed a 42-year-old man on Highway 82 in Cuthbert, Georgia.*
On July 3, 2018, a westbound driver struck 42-year-old William Bell while he was standing beside his vehicle on Highway 82 in Cuthbert. Bell died from his injuries, and the driver left the scene. Seven months later, the driver has still not come forward, and police have not made any arrests.
Bell was leaving to go to work at Wayne Farm in Union City, and he left behind a family who loved him. Bell’s family has not given up the search and hopes the police will soon be able to solve the case or the driver will surrender.
“Why did you hit him and keep going?” Bell’s mother, Joseline Pierce asks of the hit-and-run driver. “Do you know this is my child? I love him and miss him.”
Just as his family misses him, Bell is also missed by coworkers. The human resources manager at Bell’s job, Nicole Nichols, said the company was extremely sad to lose him.
“He was a great employee,” Nichols said. “He did a great job for us. I remember him being a valuable member of our team, and it was certainly a tragic loss to lose him so suddenly.”
Authorities in Georgia and Alabama will continue working to apprehend the driver.
“It’s a crime to leave the scene of a crash when someone is severely injured or killed in a crash,” said Cpl. Jess Thorton with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. “Anytime you are involved in something like that, you need to stay at the scene and report it. So we are working through investigation on it.”
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