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UPDATE: Deputies arrest Conyers woman for fatal hit-and-run crash
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UPDATE: Deputies arrested and charged Shannon Raiel Barton, 33, of Conyers for a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday evening on Stanton Road.

Check for the full story in the Oct. 9 edition of The Rockdale News.


 Deputies are on the search for the driver of a gold-colored Jeep Cherokee that struck and killed a Conyers pedestrian Thursday evening in a hit-and-run crash.

Shortly before 6 p.m., Robert Michael Rojas, 41, was walking on the shoulder of Stanton Road near the intersection with Goode Road with a teenaged family member. Witnesses said a gold-colored vehicle ran off the road and hit Rojas, according to Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Lt. Myra Pearrell.

"The vehicle then fled the scene without stopping," said Pearrell, in a released statement. The teenager was not injured in the crash.

Rojas was life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital where he was declared dead.

RCSO investigators identified the car by vehicle parts left at the scene as a 1993 to 1998 Jeep Cherokee and are canvassing nearby neighborhoods and shops.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office at 770-278-8000