Clarke County

Police ID driver accused of hit and run that killed UGA student

ATHENS, Ga. — Police have identified the man they say is responsible for a hit and run crash that left a University of Georgia student dead.

Athens-Clarke County police say Donterris Gresham, 29, was driving a Honda Accord down Broad Street Saturday night when he hit and killed Ariana Zarse, 20.

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Zarse and a friend were crossing the street at the time of the fatal crash. Her friend was not injured.

Shortly after the crash, investigators found the Accord involved in the crash, but the driver was nowhere to be found.

Once arrested, police say Gresham will be charged with homicide by vehicle, hit and run involving serious injury or death, failure to obey traffic control device, too fast for conditions and driving while unlicensed.

Anyone with information on where he may be should call 911.

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