Recovered car may be linked to Walton fatal hit-and-run

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WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - There are new developments in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Walton County teenager.

Wednesday afternoon, investigators searched an abandoned vehicle that could be among a string of cars that struck 16-year-old Jacob Little.

For the past 24 hours, the Little family has been consoled by friends and strangers. A memorial for Jacob has grown to include a cross, a skateboard and the American flag. But none of this has brought the family any peace.

"I want to see you face to face. I want you to tell me why you didn't stop for my son," Randy Little told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh. He says he needs to know who struck and killed his son.

"We want to know why they didn't stop," he said.

Investigators say Jacob was carrying his skateboard as he walked to Monroe High School Tuesday morning. He dropped it on Broad Street. He went to grab it. Four vehicles hit him and only one driver stopped, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

"They could have helped my son, maybe. There's always that chance," Little said.

After seeing Jacob Little's story, the driver of a pickup went to authorities Tuesday night. He will not face charges, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman.

Chapman says the man thought he had hit a deer already lying on the road, and didn't think anything of it until he saw the news.

Investigators are following up on all leads to find the hit-and-run drivers.

Wednesday morning, Georgia State Patrol towed away a silver Honda, abandoned on Highway 316 and Harbins Road in Gwinnett County.

The Walton County sheriff says his office will inspect it, but it's unclear if it was involved.

Police are still looking for a silver Honda car and a tan SUV.

"It's a wake-up call for everybody. Do the right thing," said brother, Jeremy Little.

The family says these drivers have had enough time to think, now they need to step up.

"They could have told us his last words if there were any. They could have maybe possibly saved his life," said Randy Little.


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