Vehicle Leaves Scene After Fatally Hitting Pedestrian in DeKalb County, GA
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by fox5atlanta.com, a vehicle left the scene after fatally hitting a pedestrian in DeKalb County, Georgia. Police have not yet identified the victim, and investigators are still looking for the vehicle and driver involved in the collision.*
The DeKalb County Police Department was called to the scene of Interstate 285 West and Buford Highway on the morning of February 26, according to Fox 5. They arrived at the site and discovered a person who had apparently been hit by a vehicle. Fox 5 reports that officials at the scene pronounced the person deceased upon their arrival.
The victim’s name and other identifying information was not released by police. It is unclear if officials have been able to notify next-of-kin. No vehicles involved in the accident were at the scene when officers responded, and police have reportedly classified the accident as a hit-and-run.
Fox 5 states that police have not yet arrested anyone on suspicion of involvement in the fatal crash, and investigators are still trying to determine how the accident occurred. No information about the vehicle or the driver was reported in the Fox 5 article.
Investigators closed down much of I-285 West after the accident to gather evidence at the scene and clear the area. The closures resulted in traffic backups in the area for several hours. It is not clear how long the interstate remained closed, but the report from Fox 5 states that the lanes were opened again at approximately 9 a.m. that day.
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