• 19-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash in Paulding County

    By: Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - A 19-year-old man was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run crash as he was walking along a road in Rockmart, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said. 

    Joshua Smith had just left a gas station after picking up oil for his mother’s car when he was hit by a truck, loved ones said in a GoFundMe account. Smith had Asperger syndrome. 

    Deputies responded to a pedestrian-hit call on Holly Springs Road about 10:20 p.m. Witnesses told officials the truck was traveling west when it hit Smith and left the scene. 


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    Officials believe Smith was walking in the roadway at the time. 

    The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing. They described the lifted truck as dark-colored.

    The Georgia State Patrol tweeted photos Monday evening of persons of interest in the case.

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