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Posted: October 20, 2013 10:14 a.m.

Hit-and-run suspected driver located

Man dies in wreck; hit-and-run reported

Update Sunday, Oct. 20 10 a.m. : Troopers have cancelled the lookout for the vehicle involved in the collision with a pedestrian Saturday morning on Brown Bridge Road. The investigating trooper received information Saturday afternoon and identified the suspected driver. The vehicle believed to have been involved has also been located. Troopers will conduct interviews next week and charges in the case are pending the completion of the investigation.

 

Two separate accidents in Newton County early Saturday morning left one man dead and another driver sought after a hit-and-run accident in which a pedestrian was struck.

In the fatal accident, Tucker Craig Hankins, 20, of Covington, was killed when his 2005 Chevolet Impala left the road on a curve on Ga. Highway 212 near Oak Hill Road and crashed into a tree, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said. The crash was reported to GSP at 2:30 a.m.

A passenger in the vehicle, Jessica Sarti, 20, from Covington, was partially ejected and had to be extricated. She was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, Wright said.

"According to the investigating trooper, speed, drugs and alcohol — the blood test is pending — all appear to be factors in the crash," Wright said.

Hit-and-run driver sought

GSP troopers are looking for a driver and a white Toyota, model and year unknown, that struck a pedestrian around 12:30 a.m. on Brown Bridge Road at Hardwood Drive and then left the scene.

Shawn Campbell, 19, from Conyers, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center.

"The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The collision is believed to have occurred in the roadway," Wright said. "The vehicle involved will have damage to the front passenger-side area at the turn signal assembly, and the vehicle will also be missing the passenger side mirror.’’

If you have information,  call the GSP office in Monroe at 770-464-1800 or the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 678-625-1400.

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