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Two Individuals Wanted After Hit-and-Run Occurs in Georgia


September 26, 2019

CORDELE, GA – According to an online news report at wjcl.com, authorities believe that there are two individuals at large who caused a deadly hit-and-run accident that occurred in Cordele, Georgia.*

The two individuals are wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident.  The Georgia State Patrol indicates that the suspects’ car is gold Pontiac Grand Am with a Georgia tag number RJC1690.  Warrants are out for the arrest of a man, aged 31, and a woman, aged 28, following an accident that occurred in Cordele, Georgia that caused the death of a woman whose body was not located until the next day.

The male suspect is facing charges of Felony Homicide by Vehicle and Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The female suspect faces the charge of Felony False Statements.  

If anyone knows the whereabouts of these two suspects, please notify local law enforcement. Anyone having additional information regarding this investigation, contact Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper William Cope at (229)-386-3333 or [email protected]

State laws provide harsh punishments for those that cause hit-and-run accidents, though the penalties depend upon the state in which the suspect lives.  In most jurisdictions, a prosecutor can charge a hit-and-run accident as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending upon the facts and circumstances of each case.  A crash that results in a death or serious injury will typically lead to a felony conviction.  In some states, a hit-and-run crash that causes severe damage to property can also be charged as a felony.  In general, if there were no injuries associated with the-hit-and-run accident, the charge will likely be a misdemeanor.

Misdemeanor and felony hit-and-run convictions are association with serious consequences, including jail sentences and monetary fines, to name a few.  Other consequences include a personal injury lawsuit filed against the suspect for causing bodily injury, harsh penalties issued by the department of motor vehicles, and a significant increase in the suspect’s automobile insurance premiums.

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Source:https://www.wjcl.com/article/2-wanted-in-deadly-georgia-hit-and-run-crash/29037507

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