Pedestrian Tragically Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Dahlonega Highway in Forsyth County, Georgia
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online by patch.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident on Dahlonega Highway in Forsyth County, Georgia. In the days following the accident, authorities searched for and located a man suspected of driving the motorcycle that hit the pedestrian.*
The accident happened early in the morning in the 1000 block of Dahlonega Highway. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Patch report that a pedestrian was walking north on the highway and was struck by a vehicle close to Pilgrim Mill Road. It is not clear if the pedestrian was walking in a lane of travel or on the side of the highway.
Authorities were called to the scene around 3:45 a.m. and found a damaged Kawasaki ZX1000 motorcycle parked at the accident site. The motorcyclist was no longer at the scene. Patch reports that the pedestrian, identified as a 27-year-old man from Cumming, Georgia, was tragically killed in the collision.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office immediately began searching for the missing motorcyclist and checked registration on the abandoned motorcycle. The registered owner told deputies that he had sold the bike to someone else long before the accident. Deputies enlisted the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Service in the search for the suspect.
Five days after the accident, deputies located a man they believed to be the motorcyclist at a residence in White County, Georgia. The 36-year-old man from Cumming ran from deputies on foot but was stopped by a K-9 unit. He was arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle, felony hit-and-run, and several other crimes.
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