Vigil held for woman killed on Old National Highway, police still searching for vehicle

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that left a woman dead.

According to findings from the GSP investigation, on October 15, at 3:50 a.m. a Trooper reported a hit and run on GA 279/Old National Highway involving a pedestrian.

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The Trooper on the scene found a woman suffering from injuries from a car accident.

The investigation indicates there was no vehicle at the scene when first responders got there.

The Trooper said the woman was walking across GA 279 Old National Hwy when a vehicle coming down the lane hit her and continued driving without reporting the hit or helping.


The woman, who relatives and friends say is Wanda Wardlaw, was taken to Grady Memorial in critical condition, where she later died.

“There are many people that love Wanda she was an angel and today she got her wings,” said Tiffany Elliot, a close friend to Wardlaw.

The Wardlaw’s family is holding a candlelight vigil for her at 6 p.m. on Sunday on Old National across Valero Lot near VIP wings.

Elliott, has organized a GoFundMe to help Wardlaw’s family during this time.

Troopers say the year, make, and model of the vehicle is unknown at this time.

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