Authorities Searching for Man, Woman Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Cordele, Georgia
CORDELE, GA. – According to an online news report posted at 11alive.com, authorities are searching for a man and woman who were potentially involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Cordele, Georgia. Troopers say that the woman previously turned herself in for the incident.*
The accident happened late at night on 11th Avenue in Cordele, but authorities did not know about it until the following day, according to the report. Georgia State Patrol and 11 Alive report that around 6 p.m., officials located a victim of a traffic accident. Through preliminary investigation, they determined that the accident had occurred the previous night, around 9 p.m.
No details about the accident itself were included in the 11 Alive report. It is unclear if the victim was a pedestrian or was in a vehicle. Investigators concluded that the other person or persons involved had fled from the scene. 11 Alive states that the victim tragically died in the accident. She was identified as a woman. Her age and city of residence were not provided in the report.
Georgia State Patrol Troopers indicate that after the accident, a 28-year-old woman turned herself in as the driver involved. However, the news report says that during the process of interviewing the woman, authorities determined that she was not the person driving and was not telling the truth. The woman has since been missing, and authorities reportedly have a warrant out for her arrest for giving a false statement.
In addition, authorities are searching for the person they believe was actually behind the wheel. The report identifies this suspect as a 31-year-old man. Troopers say he and the missing woman are likely traveling together in a gold Pontiac Grand Am. Anyone who has information as to their whereabouts is asked to contact Georgia State Patrol.
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