Search continues for drivers involved in fatal hit-and-run



WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol continues to search for two of four drivers believed to have struck a Walton County teen Tuesday morning.

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Little died at the scene after investigators said he went into traffic to try and grab his skateboard.

Wednesday night, hundreds of friends and family gathered at the accident site just north of Monroe on North Broad St. to remember the teenager and call for action.
"We need a crossing here, it needs to be here," said Jacob's father Randy Little.

Little said too many students at Monroe Area High School have to walk across the busy highway every morning to get to school.

Jacob was on his way to the school when he was struck. The Little family wants a crosswalk installed and the speed limit lowered.

"We want it to be Jacob's crossing," said Jacob's brother, Jeremy.

Dozens of people signed boards to urge local and state authorities to make the changes. The family said Walton County leaders have told them they will make a push for the change.

The gathering came as the Georgia State Patrol continues to search for two unidentified drivers who witnesses said struck the teen and kept going. The vehicles are believed to be a dark-colored Chevy SUV or truck and a silver Honda.

Authorities towed a silver Honda abandoned along a Gwinnett County road Wednesday, but the Walton County sheriff now says that car's involvement has been ruled out.

One driver who struck the teen stopped at the scene, a second turned himself in after seeing news reports about the accident on television Tuesday night.

The sheriff said that man said he thought he had hit a deer at the time and didn't realize it was a person.
At the Wednesday vigil, classmates of Little’s shed tears and lit candles. Some spoke about the pain of losing a friend and their eagerness to find out the identities of the hit and run drivers.

"That's the only thing that is keeping us not at peace," said friend Kristin Green.

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