Suspect in deadly DeKalb hit-and-run flees country


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police say the man who is accused of running over two children, killing one, has fled the country.

Police said Concepcion Cruz boarded a flight Tuesday from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport bound to El Salvador.

Cruz is accused of hitting the Caleb Lindsay, 2, and his 4-year-old sister, Meyaria, near a Walmart on Tucker Norcross Road Saturday.

DeKalb police are now working with the FBI and ICE to bring him back to face two counts of felony hit and run. The county's Head of Public Safety said the FBI is leading the charge to find Cruz in El Salvador.

“The important piece is he has been identified. We know who he is. We know who he is, we have warrants for him in this country and that is the most important thing right now. We know that does not bring total relief to the sad mother but we are not finished until we do everything that we can,” Cedrick Alexander said.

Surveillance video showed Cruz driving a white Toyota Tacoma with a camper on the back.

The children’s mother, Vashiti Lindsey, said she screamed for the driver to stop after the incident.

“He murdered my baby in cold bold. He ran over my children like they were rocks on the street,” Lindsey said.

The family has set up a donation website to help pay for the funeral for little Caleb.

DeKalb police say it is working with their Federal partners.  Federal Authorities along with the El Salvador government begin the process of locating and extraditing Cruz.

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