20-Year-Old Man Hit by Vehicle on North Lake Drive in Covington, Georgia
COVINGTON, GA. – According to an online news report posted at covnews.com, a 20-year-old man was hit by a vehicle on North Lake Drive in Covington, Georgia. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the man tragically died of his injuries, and deputies believe he was intentionally struck by another man with whom he’d been arguing earlier.*
The events of the tragedy began at about 4:30 p.m., when the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a fight in Covington. Deputies arrived at a location on North Lake Drive to find that two men, a 27-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were involved in a physical altercation. Deputies told both men to leave the property.
About 15 minutes later, deputies were again called to North Lake Drive, this time about a person hit by a vehicle. They arrived to find that the 20-year-old man from earlier had been struck by a car, and the 27-year-old man was no longer at the scene.
The Covington News reports that the 20-year-old man tragically died of his injuries. He was reportedly a recent graduate from Newton High School.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office believes that the 27-year-old man struck the victim intentionally after the fight. The man has been charged with malice murder and aggravated assault. He is still at-large and is considered dangerous. He might be armed. Deputies believe he is driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma with a missing a front bumper or a 2005 Toyota Highlander.
Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the sheriff’s office tip line at (678) 625-1585 or Crime Stoppers are (404) 577-TIPS. People can also contact Investigator Eric Almond at (678) 625-1453 or Capt. Keith Crum at (678) 625-1419.
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