North Carolina Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision in Georgia
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – A North Carolina man was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Georgia, according to a news report posted online by cbs46.com. Authorities have gathered information about the collision, which occurred in January, but they have not yet apprehended the driver.*
On January 28, a 51-year-old man from Fayetteville, North Carolina, was walking on Mount Zion Road in Clayton County, Georgia. For unknown reasons, a vehicle traveling on the roadway hit the man. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after hitting the man but fled the scene of the accident. The man did not survive his injuries.
Georgia State Patrol Troopers spoke to witnesses and have gathered some information about the vehicle and the driver. They have reported that the driver is a white male, and the vehicle is an older model pickup truck, red in color. At this time, no arrests have been made.
The investigation is ongoing. Troopers are requesting help from the public in tracking down the driver and the vehicle involved in the accident. If people have information that could help Troopers located the missing vehicle or the missing driver, they should immediately contact Georgia State Patrol by calling (404) 624-6077.
Clayton County, Georgia, where this accident occurred, has experienced a sizeable increase in traffic collision and fatalities. In 2012, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 8,185 crashes happened inside Clayton County. Twenty people died in these accidents, including seven pedestrians. In 2016, the total collisions had risen to 13,688, leading to 48 fatalities. Eighteen of the people killed in the 2016 crashes were pedestrians.
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