Fatal hit-and-run suspect sought

Man killed in early morning wreck identified

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 8:40 AM
Last updated 10:32 AM
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Police continued to search this morning for the person believed responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident early Friday.

One person was killed and another injured in the wreck around 1:20 a.m. at the intersection of Amersterdam and Old McDuffie roads.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said deputies are still looking for the driver of the 2000 Dodge Durango who ran a stop sign and struck a 2008 Nissan Armada. The impact caused the Armada to roll over, injuring the driver and killing the front seat passenger. of

Coroner Grover Tuten identified the victim as James E. Hester, but he had no other immediate details.

Gay said the Durango was later found to be stolen; its driver, who likely sustained injury in the wreck, fled on foot.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 01/13/12 - 10:33 am
Mapquest shows that to be a

Mapquest shows that to be a T-junction. It does not appear from the map that a three-way stop is justified at that location. Perhaps they should just have a stop for Amsterdam and make Old McDuffie a through street.

allhans 01/13/12 - 10:56 am
I don't see a mention of a 3

I don't see a mention of a 3 way stop. Old McDuffie Rd would have the right of way.

iLove 01/13/12 - 12:48 pm
That road is also VERY dark

That road is also VERY dark at night. There are not enought street lights and the turn onto Amsterdam comes up quick and is a very wide and dangerous one, if you are not paying attention, or trying to...

Prayers to the families. I pray that the antagonist has a conscious.

cytoranger 01/13/12 - 01:49 pm
Justified, right of ways and

Justified, right of ways and 2or3 way stops aside, this still a hit and run with fatalities, prayers to the family and to the person who fled, dude man up and turn yourself in. God hates ugly and cowardess actions. You can't hide from that.

lovebugg 01/13/12 - 08:06 pm
The gentelmen that was killed

The gentelmen that was killed use to work with me!!! RIP Mr. James.. I hope they catch the thieves who stole the durango in the first place & then took the life of an innocent man!!!! It was a kid that stole the suv & he was drag racing with another car at the time of the accident!!! Some people have no morals at all!!!! prayers are with the families of the person hurt & with Mr. James' family!!!!

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