Two separate accidents in Newton County early Saturday morning left one Covington man dead and sent a pedestrian, a Conyers man, to the hospital after he was struck in the road by a hit-and-run driver.
Hit-and-run driver located
Georgia State Patrol troopers reportedly located the suspected hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian around 12:30 a.m. Saturday 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.''
The investigating trooper received information Saturday afternoon and identified the suspected driver. The vehicle believed to have been involved, a white Toyota, has also been located. Troopers will conduct interviews next week and charges in the case are pending the completion of the investigation.
Fatal single-vehicle crash
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.