Police still seeking hit-and-run suspect

by: Tom Jones Updated:


LILBURN, Ga. - Police are still looking for the driver of a white commercial truck that struck Sherill Watson in March at the intersection of Lavista and Montreal roads.

Watson, 55, emerged from a coma, but is now in hospice care.

A police spokesperson told Channel 2 Action News the detective assigned to the case spent the day in training  and wasn't able to provide an update on the investigation.

"She only has like a couple of weeks left," said a Sherril Watson's niece, Alicia Watson. "It makes me angry. It makes me very, very angry because how could you hit somebody and just leave the scene of an accident?"

The victim's mother, Joyce Morris, said Sherril Watson responded to her last week.

"I said if you can hear me blink your eye," she said. "And she blinked her eye and she had tears coming out her eyes. But this week there's nothing there."

Morris said people who witnessed the accident have so far been unable to help police track down the truck's driver.

Morris said it would give her peace if the person who hit her daughter would come forward.

"If you're hearing me and you got a heart, then you need to turn yourself in," she said.

Alicia Watson also said it would help the family if the driver would come forward.

"That's all I ask. Please turn yourself in," she said. "She has family that loves her."

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