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

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

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. 

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.