• Georgia State Patrol investigating deadly hit-and-run accident in Clayton County

    By: Steve Gehlbach

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    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are looking for the driver wanted in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Clayton County. 

    The crash happened in the southbound lanes of Highway 54 at Mt. Zion Road in Morrow. 

    The Morrow Police Department confirmed to Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach that the 28-year-old victim was killed trying to cross the road. Investigators said the impact sent the victim flying about 30 to 40 feet. 

    The driver of a red Ford pickup truck then stopped and got out to check on the victim.


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    Morrow Police Chief James Callaway told Gehlbach there’s no doubt the driver knew he hit someone. 

    “Our suspect in this case did stop, got out of his truck, looked at the victim, got back in his truck and left the area,” Callaway said. 

    Police said the victim died at the scene. Investigators said they have positively identified the victim but are not releasing that person's name yet. 

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